If you’re among millions of Americans who experience varicose veins or spider veins, turn to Surgical Specialists’ Vein Center, part of Owensboro Health. Through simple, effective treatments, we’ll help you feel more comfortable—and more confident about how you look.
Why Treat Varicose & Spider Veins?
Twisted, swollen veins close to your skin’s surface can ache, itch or cause feelings of heaviness, especially in your legs.
When left untreated, varicose veins and spider veins can lead to skin sores, blood clots or bleeding.
Noninvasive & Minimally Invasive Treatments
Take advantage of one or more of these simple treatments available through the Vein Center:
- Endovenous laser ablation – Sends laser energy into your vein to seal off diseased areas, shows immediate results and lets you get back to your daily activities right away
- Sclerotherapy – Injects medication into the problem veins to shrink them without surgery
- Ambulatory phlebectomy – Surgically removes large veins through tiny incisions no longer than 1/8 of an inch, leaving almost no scars
All these procedures reroute your blood through healthier veins.
The Experts In Venous Insufficiency
At the Surgical Specialists Vein Center, you’ll find some of the highest levels of vein expertise in Kentucky. Surgical Specialists is also the home to a vascular lab that was the first in our region to earn accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Vascular Testing. The lab is staffed by extensively trained registered vascular technologists and Dr. Roger Humphrey and Dr. Jessica Raque.
Roger Humprhey, MD
Roger Humphrey, MD is not only a board certified general surgeon, he is also one of a handful of board-certified phlebologists (vein specialists) in the tri-state area.
He is a highly experienced general surgeon with expertise in vascular surgery and the treatment of varicose and spider veins. He was among the first physicians in the state to become a registered physician vascular interpreter (RPVI).
Request an appointment with Dr. Humphrey.
Jessica Raque, MD
Dr. Jessica Raque has joined Dr. Humphrey in the Owensboro Health Vein Center. As a general surgeon, she performs a wide variety of surgical procedures, including gastrointestinal surgeries, breast cancer surgeries, hernia repairs, as well as vascular surgery and the treatment of varicose and spider veins. Dr. Raque completed her medical degree, a clinical research fellowship, internship and residency at the University of Louisville. “I love surgical patients and being in the operating room,” Dr. Raque said. “I like being able to perform a surgery, fix the problem and help patients recover quickly.”
Request an appointment with Dr. Raque.
Vein Center Staff
We have 3 registered vascular sonographers with a total of 30+ years' experience in the vascular ultrasound.
Tammy Howard, RDCS, RVT
My favorite part of my job is the relationship we have with our patients and physicians. We work as a team with our physicians to help every patient to the best of our ability. I love the fact that when I have a patient with problems I can go to my physician and they have confidence in my ability as a sonographer. We have patients that we do on a routine basis and they also have built confidence in our ability to take care of their needs.
Megan Rhodes, RVS
My favorite part of my job is being able to help my patients find a reason for the pain they are in and being part of the solutions to help make them feel better. I truly find joy in being a part of a team that can help make the difference in someone's life and the way they can start enjoying it again.
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Accredited Vascular Lab
Our vascular lab was the first in our region to earn accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Vascular Testing. That recognition means you benefit from:
- High standards to ensure your procedure is performed correctly
- Advanced technology
- Strict measures to ensure your safety and confidentiality
Your insurance plan may cover vein treatments. Contact the office if you have questions about insurance coverage.