“I want to thank you and your wonderful staff for giving me back my quality of life. From the first day I walked into your office, you were able to begin the healing process that now allows me to walk briskly and carry out everyday functions. Prior to coming to your office, my left ankle was so swollen that it looked like a tree trunk with a huge hole in it (which I now know is called an ulcer). My leg ached and felt like I was dragging a 50 lb bag of sand when walking. From the beginning, you kept me informed of the treatment process, which included wearing an Unna Boot for several weeks so that the ulcer could heal. Once the ulcer was healed, it was time for the Closure® Procedure. Sure, I have to admit I thought the Closure® procedure sounded scary and should be done in a hospital, or at the very least, I should be sedated, but you and your staff assured me that I would feel no pain or feel very little discomfort. I must admit that I was and still am AMAZED with the entire procedure. It was so easy and literally painless. I am so grateful for what you and your awesome staff have done for me. I actually feel like I can go dancing with the stars. I definitely would recommend you and your staff to anyone who is experiencing venous insufficiency. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
– Cheri E.
“Through your efforts, as well as those of Chris Cox and the entire team, my leg has been saved. The swelling, pain and ulcers I have experienced for years have been reversed by the vascular surgical procedure.
After the procedure, I had only minor discomfort at the time and was able to walk out on my own. Within a few days, I was better than new.
During my recovery, I was able to start marathon training. As a bonus, even at 70+ years of age, my arthritic knee has become less of a problem. my only regret is that I did not find you and your associates sooner.
In all of my contacts with your office, the entire staff exhibited the utmost professionalism. I would recommend you unequivocally.
Thank you again. my leg has not felt this good in a long time.”
– James P.
“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for working with me during my treatment. I have been suffering with the hereditary condition of varicose veins since I was a teenager. I have been through the aches, pains, cramps, and ulcers of what is associated with varicose veins. I had a stripping procedure done in my early 20’s and was not looking forward to another painful experience such as that. The VNUS® Closure® and Microphlebectomy procedures were near painless. I was back to work the same day with all the treatments.
You and your staff need to be commended for the support you gave me. You took the time to work with my insurance company when another would not, and did an outstanding job. I am getting back to a normal life. Which is rather active with 3 children. I know that this condition will be ongoing for the rest of my life and do not look forward to having other procedures, but at least I can find comfort in the fact that I have found such a fine doctor and staff to help me through this.”
– Joseph R.
“I just wanted to say thank you for your excellent care and service every time I have come to your office. You are such a kind person, a joy to talk to and a wonderful doctor. After you visited me in the hospital, I told my husband, “That is the best doctor i have ever had!” Thank you again for all that you have done thus far…”
– Stacey D.
“Thank you for your courtesy and professionalism during my recent few months completing the VNUS Closure and other procedures. I sincerely appreciate your accommodating my schedule and taking the time to thoroughly explain the surgical process. Thanks to you, the legs are much improved!
You are a class act.”
– Dick M.
“I am so impressed with you and your staff! From my first visit, I was amazed that you were so nice. You are a contradiction to the notion that all surgeons are cold and unfeeling. I really like the way you take extra care to be sure your patient understands her problem and what you plan to do to fix it. Both Trish and Keisha seem to really know their stuff, and they never lose patience with the many questions! The care you gave my daughter, Karen, with her ordeal was wonderful. She had been brushed off by several doctors before coming to you. She really needed to have a doctor to show he cared about her concerns, and you did that! I promise to “sing your praises” to anyone who’ll listen! Thanks for being what you are!”
– Pat R.
“These are just some treats for your office to thank you for being an especially kind and caring doctor and staff at The Richmond Vein Center. I appreciate your understanding and caring that helped me have the VNUS Closure Procedure for my venous skin ulcers which have been so painful. (Little wounds but they sure can hurt—like a burning cigarette or cigar held on to the skin!) I guess you can tell why I’m so grateful. Thank you all so much.”
– Andrea L.
“For fifteen years, I suffered with severe varicose veins and the symptoms that accompany them. My calf with the varicose veins was swollen twice the size of the unaffected calf. It ached continuously and cramped at night. The discolored veins on the swollen calf caused me to feel uncomfortable about exposing my legs; therefore, it prevented me from wearing dresses and shorts. My athletic activities were limited because of the intense pain and discomfort I experienced, daily. Dr. Gould restored my health and athletic lifestyle after he performed the Closure Procedure. The night after the procedure, my leg cramps stopped. The daily pain and swelling decreased markedly until both were nonexistent. Now, I can participate in any sport I choose without the pain or discomfort I experienced for so many years. I jog three miles daily and lift weights. My quality of life has been restored because of the Closure Procedure performed by Dr. Gould and the professional staff at Richmond Vein Center.
In addition to great health, I look forward to wearing a dress at my daughter’s upcoming wedding!”
– Dorothy S.
“I just wanted to thank everyone in your office for your friendly service and effective treatment. Each person there was most pleasant to deal with, and I am truly happy with my results. The injections seemed to do the trick, as the veins have completely disappeared. I had no problem with discomfort at all, and the bruising was gone by the end of week two. I am 100% satisfied with the results. The specialist had me book another appointment for more injections…to “finish up.” I really do not think that they are necessary at this time. Again, I thank you all for your courteous service and “the magic of your work.” I will be sure to recommend you to anyone in need of such services.”
– Wendy D.