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Hopkins Patient with Venous Ulcers Finds Help

Sue Hu had been to other specialists to treat a non healing wound on her leg. She was directed to Jennifer Heller, MD at the Johns Hopkins Vein Centers, who diagnosed her venous insufficiency and a venous ulcer.


"After searching so many years for an effective and lasting treatment for venous reflux disease, I can hardly believe the success that has been achieved. The VNUS procedure performed by Dr. Heller delivered excellent results. My leg is almost normal in size and has restored a wellness to my leg that I could only hope for. Thank you Dr. Heller and your excellent staff for your expertise and professional care.--C.F.

"I spent 2 1/2 years at other hospitals trying to come up with an answer for both of my legs with open sores, bleeding ulcers and very much pain. I heard about Dr. Jennifer Heller and got a referral to see her. Within a month and a half, she did surgery on my veins and right now there are no sores, lesions, ulcers, and best of all, very little pain. The staff at Johns Hopkins were very professional in all they do. Dr. Heller's nurse Olivia was truly a support...The operating staff, nurses...were all great. The office coordinator Francesca Brown also was helpful. I have already referred Dr. Heller and staff to two men I know...In deep appreciation from me - thank you so much."  -- M.B.

"I had an ulcer for one year. I went to a well-known hospital in my area. The were unable to cure the ulcer. Subsequently, I went to one of the top ten Washingtonian doctors, but the results were rather depressing. Finally, I ended up at Johns Hopkins under Dr. Heller's care. She was the one and only doctor who was able to cure this ulcer. My sincere thanks to her and Olivia Parbuoni who took good care of me."  -- H.T.

"Dr. Heller performed two surgeries on my legs. My varicose veins were very unsightly and painful. I am SO happy with the results! The recovery time was almost non-existent. I thank Johns Hopkins Bayview, Dr. Heller and all the staff for their professional and courteous care throughout the process."  -- K.C.

"I had a great experience on the day of my surgery through the Vein Center. Every staff member that worked with me that day was very courteous, respectful, efficient and polite. Olivia Parbuoni guided me through the entire process and Dr. Heller put me at ease on the day of surgery. I would definitely use the Vein Center again and would recommend their services to friends and family."  -- J.M.

"I saw Dr. Heller and her staff at the Johns Hopkins Vein Center on a number of appointments over a period of six or seven months, and they were so caring, helpful and thoroughly professional. Communication about my diagnosis and available options was clear and open, and I felt I was kept well informed. I always felt I was in very good hands at all times during the various steps and procedures associated with my two surgeries. I am happy to report that I have much happier and better looking legs as a result of the care and expertise I received."  -- J.P.

"I wanted to thank you for all your assistance and hard work over the past 5 months. You and the entire staff have taken what could have been a miserable experience and turned it into an enjoyable and memorable event... Dr. Heller and Michelle, you made this experience much smoother than it would have otherwise been. The work you've done to transform my circulatory system in my lower extremities is amazing. I am already resting better at night. We consider these friendships gained and not just doing business as usual."  -- D. W.

"My experience with Dr. Heller was outstanding. Dr. Heller was very professional and explained the procedure in detail. Dr. Heller answered all of my questions in a friendly, courteous manner. Dr. Heller's entire staff worked very well together. Before and after my surgery, I felt very confident in Dr. Heller's ability to ensure the best possible outcome. I will highly recommend Dr. Heller to anyone in need of vascular surgery."  -- J.M.