A Healthier You

Our physicians can help keep you strong and healthy with minimally-invasive techniques for treating varicose veins and spider veins.

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Our doctors are board-certified interventional radiologists with extensive knowledge in vascular diagnosis and treatment, including minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Saud Ahmed, M.D. | Board Certified Interventional Radiologist

Certifications: American Board of Radiology, 2013
Education: M.D., Rush University, Chicago, IL
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Fellowship: Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Kevin Keele, M.D. | Board Certified Interventional Radiologist

Certifications: American Board of Radiology, 2004;
Certificate of Added Qualification Vascular & Interventional Radiology, 2007
Education: M.D., University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, 1999
Internship: Surgery, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2000
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2004
Fellowship: Interventional Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2005

Anisha Martin, M.D. | Board Certified Interventional Radiologist

Certifications: American Board of Radiology, 2014;
Education: M.D. Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago IL
Internship: Transitional Year, St joseph’s Hospital, Chicago IL
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN
Fellowship: Vascular and Interventional Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL

Juliana Messer, ANP-BC | Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Interventional Radiology
Certifications: American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2009
Education: Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Master of Science: Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Antoinette Flowers | Vein Clinic Coordinator

Specialty: Vascular Ultrasound
Certifications: Registered Vascular Specialist (Cardiovascular Credentialing International, 2012); Vascular Ultrasound (Biosound Esaote, 2007/2009)
Memberships: Society for Vascular Ultrasound
Education: Diploma: Medical Assisting, Olympia College-Corinthian School

Expert Healthcare

Our board-certified interventional radiologists specialize in minimally-invasive, targeted treatments performed using guided imaging. They use their expertise in reading x-rays, ultrasounds, MRI, and other diagnostic imaging equipment, to guide tiny instruments such as catheters, through blood vessels or through the
skin to treat diseases without surgery.

  • Varicose veins are at least one-tenth of an inch in diameter and may be as large as three-quarters of an inch. They often resemble twisted ropes and can form anywhere from the thigh to the ankle.

  • Reticular veins, also known as blue veins or feeder veins, are smaller than varicose veins but may also have a ropy appearance. They occur mainly on the back of the leg, usually around the knee.

  • Reticular veins may branch into (or feed) spider veins, also called telangiectasias, which are smaller than reticular veins and don’t bulge or cause discomfort. They look like red or blue spiderwebs on the skin’s surface and may occur on the face as well as the legs.

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AVVC Health Values

Our mission is to transform radiology.

Integrity   |   Teamwork   |   Excellence   |   Service   |   Accountability

We work closely with your primary care or other physician to be sure you receive the best possible care.


Read about what a few of our patients are saying about their experience at Advanced Vein & Vascular Center!

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For more information about The Advanced Vein and Vascular Center, please call Vein Clinic Coordinator Antoinette Flowers at 708-915-7518.