The KVC team is organized in a small specialty practice setting. The physician component presently is performed by Robert L. Kistner M.D. who brings years of experience in venous diagnosis and treatment, and in research and education related to venous diseases. The nursing staff is enhanced with the addition of Emily Brewer, APRN along with Kay Suzuki, RN to provide expert diagnostic and treatment support in venous problems. The business staff is experienced in the details of insurance and other administrative considerations for your venous problems.
Mission Statement of KVC
“To improve the diagnosis and care of acute and chronic venous disease in Hawaii through excellence in clinical management, education, and research of venous problems.”
We honor most of the common insurance plans.
The field of venous disease is not well understood by the public or even the medical profession in general. In the real world vein problems are too often managed with less than expert attention. Developments in this field have been dramatic since the 1990’s and the modern management of venous problems has become one of the most dynamic fields of medical care. Ongoing research will continue to lead to better understanding of venous disease as better treatment evolves. This clinic emphasizes appropriate introduction of newly developing methods and active participation in education and research about vein problems.
The principles of patient care followed in this clinic are:
- Accuracy in diagnosis of every case and this requires expert ultrasound imaging
- Injection treatment of spider veins-cosmetic and symptomatic
- Minimally invasive office treatment of varicose veins using thermal, chemical and surgical techniques.
- Diagnosis and management of the swollen leg
- Diagnosis and management of venous leg ulcers
- Diagnosis and management of new blood clots and late damage from old clots in leg veins
Care is provided by experienced specialists in venous disorders.
- Accent on patient comfort
- Accent on minimal downtime and early return to activity
- Accent on accurate diagnosis-non-invasive, pain-free, affordable
- Accent on appropriate treatment using minimally invasive treatment methods
- An attitude of practical research into new methods
- Education of the patient, the public, and the profession is practiced.