Meet Dr. Abrahamsen
Welcome to the Advanced Vein Center!
By establishing the Advanced Vein Center in South Portland, Maine, Dr. Abrahamsen is developing a new standard of care in the field of phlebology as one of the best vein doctors in New England. He is dedicated to providing the best outpatient medical treatments available while perfecting new treatments for all aspects of vein and wound care; thereby creating an outstanding experience for patients at all stages of venous disease at a convenient location in South Portland.
Dr. Abrahamsen welcomes referrals from physicians and medical professionals whose patients may be new to vein treatment, as well as patients with prior unsuccessful results which may have left them dissatisfied. Him and his staff offer a fresh approach to patient care, with less invasive and more comprehensive treatment plans for advanced vein therapy, sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatment, as well as cosmetic procedures.
Patients can expect to find a friendly, extremely professional and experienced environment when visiting Advanced Vein Center – serving Portland, Gorham, Westbrook and surrounding areas. A referring physician should feel comfortable contacting Dr. Abrahamsen to discuss a patient’s current problem. He will happily assist in their understanding of the latest approaches to venous management, learn about spider veins vs varicose veins.
Dr. Abrahamsen began his career in a Family Practice residency at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, but soon found his professional passion in Emergency Medicine. He was part of a wave in the nation to develop the specialty of Emergency Medicine. He brought his high standard of care to several emergency departments in Maine. His next ambition came to fruition when he developed the practice of Hyperbaric Medicine and Chronic Wound care. He was instrumental in developing wound care centers at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine and St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston. He has managed acutely ill patients with hyperbaric medicine over the past 20 years. He changed the lives of many people living with chronic wounds (such as venous leg ulcers) and venous disease. His contributions to wound care have helped reduce the limb amputation rate in Central Maine. He remains passionate about patient care in a world that has seemingly lost interest.
Currently, his private practice focuses on chronic venous disease and chronic wounds. The use of endovenous laser ablation (varicose vein treatment) requires no patient sedation and allows patients to return to normal activities with minimal downtime after this procedure, antiquating older procedures like stripping. The actual laser procedure averages 8-minutes, although patients should plan on being in the office for one hour.
Dr. Abrahamsen’s success at endovenous laser management has led him to recently perfect a 5-minute outpatient technique of laser closure for perforator veins that have previously failed with other treatments. Dr. Abrahamsen excels at ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy which is used to treat other smaller damaged veins and compliments laser ablation. He agrees with other leaders in the field that by completing all treatment modalities and managing adequate stocking compression, the best possible results can be achieved. Cosmetic treatments are then more likely to be successful and long lasting.
Dr. Abrahamsen is the only physician in New England who manages and treats both venous disease and chronic wounds consistently (including venous leg ulcers) at this level of expertise – one of the best in our community. Patients and physicians can feel secure that they will receive the highest standard of care with a complete plan of education and treatment. Visit our vein center for treatments such as EVLT, vein therapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, among many others.
License and Board Certifications
- Dr. Abrahamsen is licensed in the State of Maine through the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine since 1979
- He is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
- He is Board Certified as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation of Ultrasound (RPVI)
- He is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and has further achieved certification in the practice and treatment of Hyperbaric Medicine through ABEM.
- Certified Hyperbaric and Wound Care Specialist through the American Board of Wound Healing
We welcome you to contact us with questions about our practice and what is offered for services.
An experienced vein specialist, Dr. Abrahamsen holds the following board and specialty certifications:
In addition to his certifications, Dr. Abrahamsen is a professional member with the following organizations:
- American College of Emergency Physicians
- Undersea/Hyperbaric Medicine
- American College of Phlebology