Vein Book, The

Vein Book, The
2nd Ed.
2014 © Oxford University Press
John J. Bergan; Nisha Bunke-Paquette
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-539963-9


Since its initial publication nearly a decade ago, The Vein Book continues to serves as the ultimate comprehensive resource on venous disease. Upholding its reputation as the go-to reference for complete, authoritative, and up-to-date information about venous function and dysfunction, this second edition effectively bridges the gap between clinical medicine and basic science, suitable both for the seasoned surgeon as well as the medical student.

The book is divided into five essential sections: basic considerations, primary superficial venous insufficiency, venous thromboembolism, chronic venous insufficiency, and congenital venous malformations. The book covers the entire spectrum of venous conditions from clarification of the pathophysiology of venous insufficiency, molecular mechanisms in the cause of varicose veins, new treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins, startling new treatment for venous thromboembolic disease, and effective treatment for leg ulcers.

More user-friendly and encyclopedic than ever, The Vein Book is still a must-have for vascular surgeons, phlebologists, interventional radiologists, research scientists, epidemiologists, and surgeons at all levels.


  • • Fully updated from the previous edition to include recent discoveries in the field, technological advances, and new venous procedures
  • • The must-have resource on the condition and treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, and thread veins

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 85/100
3/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 1.6 Health Sciences - Vascular Surgery
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"This continues to be the go-to book for venous disease. This second edition is complete with up-to-date, evidence-based information on medical therapy, minimally invasive and surgical procedures, and other aspects of treatment. The tables, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs make for a very helpful addendum to the detailed but easy-to-read text. This is a must-read for vascular trainees who might not get much exposure to venous disease in their training programs. And it should be included in libraries of anyone taking care of patients with venous disease."

-- Mila Ju, MD, MS (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) - Doody Review


This book is fantastic for anyone interested in venous disease. It is detailed enough to serve as a reference for experienced surgeons treating patients with venous disease, but easy to follow for students who just got started in the field.

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