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Hours of Operation
Mon. - Fri.: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sat. - Sun.: Closed
Jennifer A. Heller, MD
Jennifer A. Heller, MD, FACS
Director, Vein Center at GBMC
Medical Director, GBMC Wound Care Center
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Cathleen Barenski, CRNP
Cathleen Barenski, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner
Jessica Kralec, RDMS, RVT
Jessica Kralec, RDMS, RVT
Registered Vascular Sonographer
Contact Information
Main Hospital
6701 N. Charles St. - Suite 5104
Towson, MD 21204
p: 443-849-6123
f: 443-849-6124
Insurance Accepted
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About Us

The Vein Center at GBMC has the expertise and technology to address the entire spectrum of venous issues – from the diagnosis and treatment of serious conditions such as phlebitis to cosmetic procedures for the removal of spider veins.

Our staff is trained to offer a variety of services including the following:
  • Endovenous ablation (radio frequency treatment of varicose veins)
  • Phlebectomy (removal of bumpy varicose veins)
  • Sclerotherapy (injection of solution to eliminate spider veins)
Our experts use state-of-the-art treatments, all of which are minimally-invasive with low complications. Patients can typically expect to resume their regular activities within a day.

The Vein Center at GBMC also performs diagnostic studies. With an on-site venous ultrasound to perform venous reflux exams and venous duplex comprehensive evaluation, there's no need to travel elsewhere for diagnosis and treatment for any venous disorder.

To be evaluated for a vascular procedure or if you have questions about your diagnosis, please call 443-849-6123 or click here to make an appointment.

Our Services

The Vein Center at GBMC offers a full range of services for patients suffering from venous insufficiency. The choice of treatment will depend upon the patient's symptoms, as well as the type, size, and location of the veins.

We offer solutions for the following conditions:
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous ulcers
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis
  • Post thrombotic syndrome
  • Leg swelling
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Spider veins
The Vein Center at GBMC also offers the following cosmetic services:
  • Tattoo removal
  • Hair removal
  • Sclerotherapy
About Venous Disease

There are two types of tubes that carry blood in the body: arteries and veins. Arteries bring blood away from the heart while veins have the much more difficult responsibility of going against gravity to bring blood up to the heart. Special structures called valves propel blood to the heart and lungs, but most importantly, they close to prevent blood from pooling in the legs. When these valves are not functioning properly, patients will have extra blood sitting in their legs, especially when they are in dependent positions, such as when sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time.

Patients who have vein valve problems may experience symptoms such as aching, heaviness, tiredness, and swelling of the legs. Over time, as these problems progress, patients can experience more serious complications such as phlebitis, rashes, and ulcers.
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Greater Baltimore Medical Center | 6701 North Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21204 | (443) 849-2000 | TTY (800) 735-2258
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