Welcome to the Advanced Vein Center
According to the American Heart Association, approximately 22 million women and 11 million men in the U.S. suffer from venous disease. The Advanced Vein Center, conveniently located in Portland, has been the leader in vein and chronic wound treatment since 1998, helping men and women of all ages address leg veins, leg pain and venous disease with cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures and treatments.
At Advanced Vein Center, we go above and beyond the traditional standard of care in order to ensure patients meet their personal wellness goals. We offer comprehensive, individualized treatment plans for every patient to address their specific condition(s) and improve their quality of life. Our staff is always available to answer patient questions, handle referrals, and address any concerns you may have throughout your journey.
Dr. Andre Couture
Dr. Andre Couture is a distinguished physician focused on enhancing patient care and outcomes in emergency medicine and the specialty fields of venous disease and chronic wound management in Maine.
Dr. Couture completed his medical school and training in his home state of Maine and from the earliest days of his career has been sought after for his insights and skills in medicine. He has taught as a professor of anatomy, physiology and clinical education, and to this day serves as a preceptor for emergency medical education at UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Couture moved to Buffalo, New York in 2013 to study emergency medicine and later returned to Maine where he has worked ever since, serving patients in this critical field for nearly a decade.
Most recently, Dr. Couture helped establish and lead an urgent care company in the region, serving as a primary partner in the operation and helping patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Couture is highly trained in vein access and comes to the Advanced Vein & Wound Center applying his experience and expertise to the center’s leading services.
Dr. Couture’s treatment philosophy is ensuring superlative patient care—from the personal patient experience to the clinical patient outcomes. “We are patient-centered with the highest level of treatment available.”
REAL Patient Testimonials
What People Are Saying About Us
“Awesome staff such a great team!! I am so happy with the progress in my legs. In less than a year one leg is almost vein free. Thank you to a great staff Tracey and Jared you are the best! I am feeling so much better. Thank you advanced vein center!!” -Colleen Hall
“Just went in for my annual ultrasound and I am problem free and pain-free! Two years in a row! Awesome team at Advanced Vein Center!” – Phyllis
“I had leg pain after exercising, so sought a solution. I came to this clinic because they specialize in the treatment I needed. The staff is both professional and personable and the results are what I wanted. I recommend them to anyone looking for the best care in the area.” -Kerry Moore
how do we treat your VEINS?
A minimally invasive treatment that involves injecting an FDA-approved sclerosing agent (Sotradecol) directly into affected veins to help them eliminate visible leg veins.
Endovenous Laser Treatment
EVLT leverages laser energy to close off varicose veins. Laser heat is delivered directly into the vein(s) in question using a narrow catheter for direct, effective treatment.
We engage ultrasound exams following all ablation procedures to document proper closure of the saphenous (superficial) veins and to ensure that thrombus does not enter into the deep veins.
Ultrasound Guided Ambulatory Phlebectomy
This minimally invasive procedure removes larger varicose veins, like those that are bulging above the skin’s surface, to enhance vein health and appearance.