Center For Interventional Medicine
Our Medical Director
Our Medical Director Dr. Antani is a board certified Interventional Radiologist, with over 10 years of experience treating varicose veins and venous reflux disease.
He has performed over 10,000 vein procedures, and trains other physicians in the skills needed to successfully treat varicose veins. After finishing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, he did a residency at the University of Minnesota, followed by a fellowship in interventional radiology. From 2001 to 2008, he was a staff attending physician at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where he performed thousands of minimally invasive procedures, in a wide variety of patients, with excellent results. In 2008, he founded The Vein Center at Southern Maryland Vascular Institute in White Plains, MD, in the beautiful new Fairview Office Park. In 2011 Dr. Antani started Center for Interventional Medicine in Burke, VA. At both locations, Dr. Antani and his staff provide advanced, expert care for varicose veins. Dr. Antani is certfied by the American Board of Radiology as an interventional radiologist, which is the highest level of certification in this field. He is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, the Radiologic Society of North America, and MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society. He serves on the editorial boards of several scientific newsletters and journals, and is a frequently gives talks at various scientific meetings in the area of varicose vein treatments.
Center For Interventional Medicine
Our Medical Director
3 Convenient Locations:
4255 Altamont Place, Suite 101
White Plains, MD 20695
9245 Old Keene Mill Road, Suite 100
Burke, VA 22015
Phone: (571) 494-1445
4437 Brookefield Corporate Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151 571-494-1445
Dr. Antani is an Interventional Radiologist with many years of experience treating varicose veins and venous reflux disease. He has performed over 10,000 vein procedures, and trains other physicians in the skills needed to successfully treat varicose veins.
What Patients are saying...
~The veins in my legs hurt me daily, especially while standing or even sitting at the end of the day. I also had excessive swelling from fluid buildup. After talking to my mother, who recently had this procedure done, my fear level went from fear to confidence; for me to have the procedure myself. From the first day I entered Dr. Antani's office, I was treated with kindness, professionalism, and care. After living with pain and swelling for 10 years, after I had the procedure done, I have no pain, swelling, or visible bulging veins! I would high recommend this procedure to anyone that has these same issues! Thank you, Dr. Antani.
I can't thank Dr. Antani enough for the success of my treatment. My leg hurt me so bad at time it kept me form doing the things that I love; running, ballet, and weights. I can't thank Dr. Antani enough for the success of my treatment. My leg hurt me so bad at time it kept me form doing the things that I love; running, ballet, and weights. I now feel 100% better and look 100% better than I have in years. This summer I will finally wear skirts!
"I am so pleased with how my legs look and feel! Over the past 20 years, I have had various types of treatments in several cities for my varicose veins, and Dr. Antani is the best. Never have I seen such noticeable improvement in such little time. Dr. Antani and your entire staff are caring and professional. You were recommended to me, and now I see why. I will definitely be recommending you to others!"
What Causes Varicose Veins ?
Arteries bring oxygvenen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body and veins return oxygen-poor blood back to your heart. You have three kinds of veins in your legs; the superficial veins, which lie closest to your skin, the deep veins, which lie in groups of muscles, and perforating veins, which connect the superficial veins to the deep veins. The deep veins lead to the vena cava, your body's largest vein, which runs directly to your heart. The major superficial vein in the leg is the great saphenous vein. This vein, also called the GSV, has many smaller branches coming off of it, like a tree. When these veins become enlarged, they become varicose veins.
When you are in the upright position, the blood in your leg veins, including the GSV, must work against gravity to return to your heart. One-way flaps, called valves, in your veins keep blood flowing in the right direction. When your leg muscles contract, the valves inside your veins open. When your legs relax, the valves close. This prevents blood from flowing in reverse, back down the legs. The entire process of sending blood back to the heart is called the venous pump.
If the valves inside your veins are not working properly, they may allow the blood to flow backwards, towards the feet. Sometimes these valves are called “leaky” valves.
Meet Our Staff..
We would like to welcome Marijo Cosmas to our team:
Marijo Cosmas MS, RN, CRNP-AC is an acute care Nurse Practitioner with over 11 years specializing in vascular disorders. Her practice includes the evaluation and management of persons with arterial disease such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), carotid disease, and aneuysms and venous disease, to include varicose veins.
In addition to over 20 years experience in Nursing Administration, her clinical areas of expertise have included critical care, oncology/hematology, vascular surgery, and interventional radiology.
Ms. Cosmas received her Nursing Diploma from Evanston Hospital School of Nursing in Evanston, Illinois, her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and both her Master of Science degree in Nursing with a major in Nursing Administration and Nurse Practitioner from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
Ms. Cosmas has additional training and experience in vascular ultrasound, endovenous ablation procedures for varicose veins, as a Registered Nurse First Assist in the operating room, and is certified to insert PICC (peripherally inserted central) lines.
She is a member of the Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians, the Society for Vascular Nursing and the American College of Phlebology.
4255 Altalmont Place Suite 101
White Plains, MD
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