We are proud to announce that Sonoran Vein and Endovascular’s Dr. Sean B. D’Souza received accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. As of March 2014 only 3 centers received this level of accreditation while many more vein centers are in the process of completing the application. In a recent article published by Endovascular Today titled, “IAC Vein Center Accreditation – How we got here, where we are now, and goals for the future.”, the benefits of this accreditation are outlined. Read the full article here. Some of the key points are detailed below:
About the IAC
The IAC Vein Center program defines a vein center as a facility where venous evaluation, management, and treatment are performed and is designed to accredit centers that perform procedures that treat superficial venous disorders. To be eligible to apply for IAC Vein Center accreditation, facilities must have the capability to provide at least two of the following four superficial venous procedures: sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, saphenous vein ablation, and nonoperative management of chronic venous insufficiency with ulceration. Facilities are assessed by a panel of experts on aspects deemed critical to the provision of quality patient care, with an onsite visit as part of each application review. The IAC Vein Center Board of Directors reviews the findings and renders an accreditation decision: full grant, limited grant, or delay.
The IAC Board of Directors comprises representatives from medical societies related to superficial venous disorders (the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Phlebology, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association, the American Venous Forum, the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, the Society for Vascular Medicine, and the Society of Interventional Radiology).
When scheduling a vein center procedure, patients are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where their treatment and management will be performed. Learn more by visiting http://www.intersocietal.org/vein/main/patients.htm.