Virtual Vein Screenings

Columbia University’s Vascular Program is offering free, 15 minute virtual vein screenings with a doctor to see if your vein issues need treatment. The virtual vein screenings are held on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month from 4-6pm.

Fill out our quick evaluation form now to learn if you’re eligible, or read more about the screenings with our FAQs below.


FAQs

WHAT IS A VEIN SCREENING?

A vein screening is a consultation with a medical professional about vein health and conditions that affect the veins. During the consultation, Dr. Danielle Bajakian, a vascular surgeon and vein specialist, will look at your legs and identify any spider veins, varicose veins, and other vein issues/concerns you have.  If necessary, the physician will recommend if you need to schedule an in-person appointment and will discuss the best treatment plan for you.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL VEIN SCREENING?

To schedule a free virtual vein screening, please complete our Vein Screening Intake Form. You will be contacted within 72 hours to schedule your appointment and receive your Zoom invitation.

WHY ARE WE OFFERING VIRTUAL VEIN SCREENINGS?

The purpose of the vein screenings are to be able to virtually view your veins and educate you on your vein health. We have been offering these free screenings at our 51st Street office for many years as a public health service.  In response to the COVID outbreak, we have moved our in-person free vein screenings to online for your comfort and safety.

WHY SHOULD I GET A SCREENING?

Varicose veins are not always a cosmetic issue. If left untreated, they could result in a more serious form of vein disease.  These complimentary vein screenings give you an opportunity to talk with a physician, have a brief virtual examination, ask questions, and learn whether additional treatment is an option for you.

WHEN ARE THE VIRTUAL VEIN SCREENINGS OFFERED?

Vein screenings are offered the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 4-6pm EST.  Once you complete the Vein Screening Intake Form, you will be contacted within 72 hours to schedule your appointment. Please make sure to include your email and phone number on the form.

HOW DO I SET UP ZOOM FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

Before your first Virtual Vein Screening, we will send you instructions on how to download and set up your Zoom account (free of charge). You will be sent a private Zoom link for your vein screening appointment. Once you Zoom in on the date/time for your scheduled appointment, you will be placed in a virtual waiting room until Dr. Bajakian is ready for your appointment.


Make Your Appointment

Find out if you’re eligible for a free vein screening.

Tips For Preparing For Your Zoom Appointment

  • If you are able, be in a private area so you have little distraction during your vein screening.
  • Wear loose fitting pants or shorts so it is easy to show the doctor your veins.
  • Have a notebook and pen with you in case you want to take notes.

Register Now

For any questions, please email: Annmarie Tarleton: at3004@cumc.columbia.edu


About Dr. Danielle Bajakian

Dr. Bajakian comes to Columbia from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where she was Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery. She earned her MD degree in 1996 at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn. She completed her internship and general surgery residency at Mount Sinai, her vascular surgery fellowship at New York University Medical Center, and an advanced fellowship focusing on endovascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in 2003. Her clinical specialties include endovascular techniques for treating peripheral arterial disease, aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and lower extremity venous insufficiency. Her research interests focus on novel techniques for restoring circulation to the ischemic limb including angioplasty, atherectomy, and stent placement.