St. Peter’s Vascular Associates Earns Accreditation from Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

St. Peter’s Vascular Associates, a member of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates, has become the only accredited Vein Center in the Capital Region.

Practice locations in Troy and Clifton Park were granted Vein Center accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the area of Superficial Venous Treatment and Management.

More than half of Americans aged 50 and older are affected by varicose veins. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function properly, causing blood to pool in the legs. In some cases, this condition progresses to a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), which can cause swelling, skin color changes, or ulcers on the legs.

“We specialize in the evaluation and management of vein disorders, offering early intervention and the latest technologies for the best outcomes,” said Kathleen Ozsvath, M.D., St. Peter’s Vascular Associates. “When patients are looking to relieve symptoms ranging from pain, itching, and swelling to open venous ulceration, our team is highly skilled in both non-surgical, endovenous, and surgical treatments. We offer a same-day, walk-in clinic for patients who are in pain or have worrisome symptoms. It’s all part of our commitment to provide the best patient care.”

Many factors contribute to accurate vein treatment and management: the training and experience of the vein specialist performing the procedure; the type of equipment used; and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure.

Obtaining accreditation from the IAC means that St. Peter’s Vascular Associates has undergone an intensive application and review process and found to be compliant with the published IAC standards, thereby demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vein treatment and management.

“Our program has continuously demonstrated a commitment to quality patient care in vein treatment and management,” said Kellie Valenti, executive vice president of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates. “You would have to travel an hour or more from the Capital Region to find another accredited vein center. We offer the specialized treatments and surgeries patients need, performed by highly trained and compassionate providers, right here at home.”

For more information about St. Peter’s Vascular Associates, call 518-525-8220.

About St. Peter’s Vascular Associates
St. Peter’s Vascular Associates offers an experienced team with specialized skills in treating diseases of the arteries and veins, including diseases of the aorta and its branches, peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease, and all venous pathology including deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Our surgeons use the latest technologies in both open and minimally invasive procedures. With more than six decades of combined experience in treating vascular disease, the St. Peter’s team of vascular surgeons is dedicated to delivering comprehensive, world-class care. Patients have direct access to state-of-the art diagnostic testing, including St. Peter’s Vascular Associates’ accredited vascular lab (accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories, or ICAVL) with tests performed by experienced and dedicated vascular technicians.

St. Peter’s Vascular Associates has practices in Clifton Park (1735 Route 9), Troy (2 New Hampshire Ave., Second Floor), and Albany (319 S. Manning Blvd.).

SPHPMA is one of the Capital Region’s largest multi-specialty physician groups, with more than 850 physicians and advanced practitioners in more than 130 practice locations. It is affiliated with St. Peter’s Health Partners – the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation, and senior services. Visit for more information.

About St. Peter’s Health Partners
With nearly 11,000 employees in more than 185 locations, St. Peter’s Health Partners is one of the Capital Region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit integrated health care networks, and provides high-quality, compassionate, and sophisticated care to thousands of people every day. St. Peter’s Health Partners is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems. For more information, please visit

About IAC
IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET,MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management and cardiac electrophysiology. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®. IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to venous disorders, which include physicians, physician extenders, nurses, and ultrasound technologists. To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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