Vein Specialists is the vein center of choice in the Bonita Springs, Naples and Fort Myers area. Dr. Joseph Magnant opened Vein Specialists in Fort Myers in 2006. His goal was to create a premier outpatient center of vein care excellence. Since the first patient walked through the doors of Vein Specialists in June 2006, he and his dedicated staff have continued their physician and community educational outreaches through seminars focused on the latest diagnostic and minimally invasive venous treatments. Vein Specialists educational outreach efforts in local communities through periodic community educational seminars and patient screenings. Vein Specialists is also active in their support of local and regional charities such as the Make a Wish foundation, Special Equestrians, Ronald McDonald Charities, Freedom & Virtue Institute as well as other causes. Dr. Magnant and Dr. Nero generously offer their time as speakers in the community on a variety of topics related to the early recognition of and treatment options for varicose veins and other common presentations of venous insufficiency including leg swelling, stasis dermatitis, venous ulceration and night time symptoms of venous insufficiency. Vein Specialists is a center of excellence for Medtronic and Dr. Magnant and Dr. Nero teach physicians all over the country how to perform endovenous ablation. In 2014 Vein Specialists opened up the office in Bonita Springs and recruited Dr. Patrick Nero is an experienced surgeon and joined Vein Specialists in 2016 where he has focused his attention in the Bonita Springs office serving patients in Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island and other locations south and east.
Vein Specialists Earns Vein Center Accreditation by IAC Bonita Springs, Florida (May 2018)– Vein Specialists’ Fort Myers and Bonita Springs locations earn Vein Center Accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) making them the ONLY accredited Vein Center in Southwest Florida and one of nine total accredited Vein Centers in the State of Florida.
More than 40 Million Americans are affected by varicose veins and other signs or symptoms of venous insufficiency, the underlying cause of varicose veins. Venous insufficiency or venous reflux disease exists when the valves in the leg veins no longer function, causing venous blood to pool in the legs. In many cases patients may present with varicose veins, but the condition often progresses to more serious stages including leg swelling, skin discoloration, thickening and possible venous ulceration.
Whether to relieve symptoms and/or improve appearance, treating venous insufficiency is best performed by vein centers which specialize in the dedicated evaluation and management of superficial venous disorders. There are many factors that contribute to accurate vein treatment and management. The training and experience of the vein specialist performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and physician and staff dedication to continuous quality and procedural improvement.
Both of Vein Specialists’ locations have been granted accreditation by the IAC in Vein Center in the area of Superficial Venous Treatment and Management. Accreditation by the IAC indicates that Vein Specialists has undergone an intensive application and review process and has been found to be in compliance with the published Standards of care for Vein Disease, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vein treatment and management.
Dr. Patrick Nero is board certified in general surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of the American College of Phlebology. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed his residency at the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program in Arizona. Prior to joining Vein Specialists, Dr. Nero practiced with the Sisters of Saint Mary (SSM) Health System in St. Louis.
Dr. Joseph Magnant, owner and founder of Vein Specialists, earned his Doctorate in Medicine and performed his General Surgery internship and residency at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his Vascular Surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire and is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery.
Sharon Spoede, ARNP, joined Vein Specialists in April 2014. She assists Dr. Nero and Dr. Magnant in performing new patient, preoperative and postoperative evaluations as well as ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, injection sclerotherapy and VeinGogh™ cosmetic venous treatments for spider veins and other small vascular lesions. Sharon is now seeing patients at the Bonita Springs and Fort Myers offices. Sharon is originally from Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated Cum Laude from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and went on to earn her Master’s degree as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) at Florida’s Gulf Coast University (FGCU) School of Nursing in 2010. Sharon’s outside interests include boating, traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.
ill Tanner, MSN, NP-C, joined Vein Specialists in August 2017. She assists Dr. Nero and Dr. Magnant in performing new patient, preoperative and postoperative evaluations. She also assists Dr. Magnant in the angio suite during Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) procedures. Jill is originally from Trumbull, Connecticut and graduated from Mount Saint Mary College in New York with a Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree. She later graduated with honors from Quinnipiac University with a Master of Science Nursing Degree. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Jill's outside interests include hiking with her dog, biking, kayaking, and spending time with her husband.
The Vascular Lab at Vein Specialists is Accredited by IAC for venous testing. What does this mean? IAC requires that an accredited lab perform exams to the highest standards in the industry, perform routine quality improvement and maintain equipment on a semi-annual basis. Less than 10% of the vascular labs in the country are accredited. Vein Specialists has been accredited for over 4 years.