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Clinical research remains a major interest of the Venous Institute of Buffalo. Properly conducted research adds to our knowledge base and ultimately improves patient care. We have a full-time research coordinator for patients who are interested.

See Curriculum Vitae for published results of Varithena and VenaSeal Trials as well as Handbook of Venous Disorders of the American Venous Forum: Edition 4.

Now Enrolling Patients for Study Regarding the Effect of Varithena®


The Care of Patients With Varicose Veins and Associated Chronic Venous Diseases:
Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum ( J Vasc Surg 2011;53:2S-48S). Because of his work on Revised VCSS, Dr. Vasquez was an invited contributor and co-author of this vital document. The GUIDELINES provide for all vein care practitioners the standard to which they should strive.

February 21, 2018 “VeClose Outcomes: 24-Month Results and WAVES study for the VenaSeal Closure System.” Medtronic Symposium.  2018 American Venous Forum Meeting, Tucson, AZ.

February 17, 2018 “Phlebolymphedema: Pathology and Treatment Options.” Catholic Health System Saturday CME Series. South Buffalo Mercy Hospital. Buffalo, NY.

June 4, 2016 “New Treatment Modalities for the Superficial Venous System: What’s the Data? A Review of Non-Thermal Technologies.” New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference. New Orleans, LA.

November 14, 2015 Superficial Vein Thrombosis Management: Practical Guidelines.” American College of Phlebology 29th Annual Congress. Orlando, FL.

November 13, 2015 
“VCSS and Quality of Life Assessment Tools.” American College of Phlebology 29th Annual Congress. Orlando, FL.

November 12, 2015 
“The Use of Ultrasound in the Treatment Room.” American College of Phlebology 29th Annual Congress. Orlando, FL.

November 11, 2015 
“Efficacy and Safety of Varithena.” Varithena Training Course Presentation: Integrating Microfoam Chemical Ablation Therapy Into Your Practice. Orlando, FL.

October 17,  2015 
“Management of Venous Reflux Disease.” Catholic Health Seventh Annual Cardiovascular Symposium. Buffalo, NY.

March  26,  2015
 “Advances in Venous Reflux Disease: What you have NOT been taught.” SUNY Buffalo Department of Surgery – Vascular Grand Rounds. Gates Vascular Institute, Buffalo, NY.

To Our Valued Patients:

Like the rest of the world, we have been keenly monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is an unprecedented time in history that leaves us with great uncertainty. As we fight this pandemic, we want to reassure you that Dr. Michael Vasquez and Venous Institute of Buffalo will remain open and ready to meet your emergent healthcare needs. We were here for you before COVID-19, we are here now, and we will be here after COVID-19 is contained.

Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 our offices have implemented enhanced safety measures so that we can minimize the risk of infection. We will take every precaution available to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy.

Telemedicine (telephone or video visit) is a safe way to obtain a consultation/appointment for all patients. Our staff has been reaching out to reschedule non-urgent appointments. The need for an in-person office appointment and/or ultrasound will be determined by Dr. Vasquez or one of our Physician Assistants by way of Telemedicine.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please DO NOT travel outside your home. Please call your Primary Care Physician so that he/she may tell you how to proceed.

All patients who are required to come to the office will be screened prior to their visit to ensure that they have not developed any symptoms related to COVID-19.

Most importantly, please make sure you continue to follow ALL guidelines set forth by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). By helping do your part by practicing social distancing, proper health and hygiene we can contain the spread of this pandemic.

On behalf of Dr. Vasquez, thank you for doing your part to keep yourself, your family and our community safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you soon!