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Joseph Thomas Jenkins, MD is a vein expert who practices at Tri State Vein Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Tri State Vein is a comprehensive vein clinic that focuses on the treatment of venous reflux and varicose veins. Dr. Jenkins treats patients with minimally invasive techniques so that hospitalization and surgery while under anesthesia are unnecessary. These minimally invasive techniques enable patients to fully recover from their vein treatment within just days.

Dr. Jenkins utilizes advanced medical technology to treat varicose veins. He utilizes minimally invasive treatments that are performed in office including VNUS, ambulatory phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy. VNUS treats venous reflux disease by closing off damaged veins using radiofrequency energy. Ambulatory phlebectomy treats larger varicose veins in the legs by using small incisions and instruments to remove the veins from the leg. Sclerotherapy treats varicose veins by injecting medication into the vein lining which causes the damaged vein to disappear.

Dr. Joseph Jenkins was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Medicine, where he earned his Medical Degree in 1984. He subsequently completed his first year of surgical training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Jenkins then spent 3 years as a General Medical Officer in the U.S. Army, serving in Darmstadt, Germany. He then returned to the University of Iowa to complete his Residency in General Surgery in 1993.

Following the completion of his residency, Dr. Jenkins served as a Staff Surgeon at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri. He then served as a general surgeon in Dubuque for the next 16 years. He served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa from 2005 to 2010 and was also the Program Director of the University’s Advanced Trauma Life Support program during this time. Dr. Jenkins opened the Tri-State Vein Center in 2011. He currently limits his practice to patients with venous reflux, varicose veins, and those in need of hemodialysis access as a result of kidney failure.

Dr. Jenkins is active within the vein medical community. He has been a member of the American College of Phlebology since 2011. He earned his Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, Registered Phlebology Sonographer, and Registered Vascular Technician certifications in 2012. He was originally certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1995.

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Very Happy with Tri State Vein Center
After my second child (now 5 yrs.) was born, I noticed extreme fatigue and itching in my legs. Then I saw several varicose veins starting to form. I elevated my legs every chance I could and briefly tried compression stockings. I chose the VNUS Closure Procedure for a few reasons. Mainly, because of my leg fatigue and for overall look of my legs. Also, my father had extremely bad varicose veins and I knew how hereditary they were. I wanted to stay ahead of the problem before I too, had a lot of issues! The procedure was very simple. It took about 30-40 minutes for each and I didn't feel a thing. VERY PAINLESS!! After the closure treatment, I returned to my normal activities immediately! I went for a two mile walk the very same day and a three mile run the next day! It didn't hold me back from my active life at all especially with two active boys running around! I have more self-confidence and a lot less discomfort. I'm very happy I did it!!

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