American Vein & Vascular Institute brings contemporary Colorado practices to China

          COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — American Vein & Vascular Institute owners, Dr. Gordon F. Gibbs and Erin Gibbs, in partnership with Medtronic, recently traveled to China to teach contemporary vascular healthcare practices to nearly 50 doctors through presentations, training sessions and patient visits.

 During their 10-day visit to Beijing and Shanghai, Dr. Gibbs met with physicians and patients, demonstrating modern surgical procedures for venous disease to improve patient outcomes in China.

In China, varicose veins are commonly treated in the hospital with traditional surgical stripping, a procedure that requires general anesthesia and a 1-3 day stay in the hospital after the procedure. In the United States, the same varicose veins can be performed on an outpatient basis, utilizing a more contemporary minimally invasive method with a catheter insertion, and the patient is oftentimes back to normal activities the same day.

“American Vein is focused on decreasing the great disparity in the level of care available to patients in China as compared to United States’ patients,” said Dr. Gibbs.

This trip was Dr. Gibbs’ first visit to see physicians in China. Dr. Gibbs, in partnership with Medtronic, has hosted doctors from China several times in the American Vein Colorado Springs and Metro Denver clinics.

American Vein & Vascular Institute is an award-winning network of vein and arterial diagnosis and treatment centers. For further information about American Vein’s staff, locations and services, call 844-263-5437 or visit


About American Vein & Vascular Institute

American Vein & Vascular Institute, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a world-class, award-winning network of vein and arterial diagnosis and treatment centers co-founded in 2009 by Dr. Gordon Gibbs, MD and Erin Gibbs. American Vein was recently granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing. What was the first family owned and operated clinic in Pueblo, Colo., has since expanded to eight clinics across Colorado and Texas. Along the way, American Vein has earned industry accolades and a reputation for providing state-of-the-art technology and unmatched expertise while “delivering patient care and energy… to and from the heart.”

 American Vein & Vascular Institute believes that good health and well-being are vital to a life well lived, and that the journey to reach a goal is just as important as the outcome. The company prides itself on providing exceptional healthcare and customer service to vein and vascular patients. Available services include diagnostic vein and health consultations, vein disease treatments, cosmetic treatments for varicose veins and spider veins, Botox beauty treatment packages, compression wear custom fittings at an onsite retail center, and peripheral arterial disease treatments.

About Medtronic

Medtronic plc (, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 84,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in approximately 160 countries.