Dr. V

Chandran Vedamanikam, MD

Chandran Vedamanikam, MD is a vein specialist in Albuquerque, NM and surrounding areas. He is board-certified in venous and lymphatic medicine. He is highly skilled with more than 25 years of diagnostic experience and is one of only 500 physicians in the nation that is trained with the newest mechanical chemical FDA approved method to treat venous insufficiency.

Additionally, Dr. V is an extremely valued member of the Hackett Hemwall Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides medical missions in various countries, such as Guadalajara, Mexico, and Honduras.

Dr. V is excited to continue his specialty practice with Vein Specialists of New Mexico and looks forward to providing excellent care to the community. Call our office to get scheduled TODAY!

"Dr. V. is an excellent communicator about your diagnosis and choices for treatment. He is warm and compassionate to his patients."


"My experience with Dr. V and the facility was a great experience. I am so glad I went to them."


"I am very happy with Dr. V, I've been a patient for a couple of years now. I listen to his advice because he's proven to be right on track with his diagnoses."


"I am so grateful for the vein surgery, my left leg feels so much better. Waiting for the right leg."


"It was a great experience - everyone was kind and professional."


"Absolutely satisfied."


"I had bad veins. I was treated for them and the staff and doctor did a very good job. I would recommend this treatment to anyone that has bad veins as I."


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Signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency (vein disease) can range from small cosmetic issues to complications that are larger and physically debilitating, such as cramping, leg pain, and loss of sensation. If left untreated, non-functioning veins, due to the progressive nature of the disease, can lead to more serious problems such as painful ulcers and blood clots. If you find yourself experiencing any of the following, or simply have questions and/or concerns, call the Vein Specialists of New Mexico today! Dr. V and our awesome staff will see you as soon as possible (on occasion, same-day appointments are available).


The abnormal buildup of fluid in the body is called edema. Edema is caused by poor or non-functioning veins, commonly seen in the feet and ankles, because of the effect of gravity, swelling is particularly noticeable in these locations. Common causes of edema are prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, pregnancy, being overweight, and increase in age.


Varicose veins are a common condition caused by weak or damaged vein walls and valves. Veins have one-way valves inside them that open and close to keep blood flowing toward the heart. Weak or damaged valves or walls in the veins can cause blood to pool and even flow backwards. This is called reflux. The veins may grow larger and become distorted, resulting in varicose veins. Visit How the Heart Works to learn more about blood flow to and from the heart.


Non-functioning veins have increased backward pressure which stagnates flow resulting in less oxygen and nutrients transfer to local tissue, and eventually the skin breaks down. Venous leg ulcers can be very painful and are definitely unsightly. Treatment consists of vein closure and compression stockings. They can take anywhere between 3 to 18 months to heal, and in some cases, possibly longer.


Also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, primary RLS, and idiopathic RLS—is a neurological disorder that causes unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations in your legs and an irresistible urge to move them. Usually noticed when going to bed. The inability to rest one's legs causes delay in sleep and rest. The cause is yet unknown, however, in a vast majority of cases, RLS disappear overnight when the offending veins are closed. This does not guarantee that all RLS resolve but the results are very encouraging.



Lipodermatosclerosis refers to changes in the skin of the lower legs. It is a form of panniculitis (inflammation of the layer of fat under the skin). Symptoms include pain, hardening of skin, change in skin color (redness), swelling, and a tapering of the legs above the ankles. This condition occurs due to untreated veins and causes pain due to the skin being taut and stretched. In some cases, the shape of the leg has been described as looking like an upside down champagne bottle.


A fan- shaped pattern of small intradermal veins on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) aspect of the ankle and foot is called corona phlebectatica. Corona implies that they "crown" the ankle. Corona phlebectatica is thought to be an early sign of advanced venous reflux disease or venous insufficiency. This reflux typically originates at the saphenofemoral junction with venous blood refluxing into the great saphenous vein.. Less commonly, saphenopopliteal reflux into the lesser (short) saphenous vein is the underlying cause of corona phlebectatica. Other names for corona phlebectatica include "malleolar flare" and "ankle flare".



This occurs when the fluid part of the blood leaks out of the vessel and settles in surrounding tissue. The sun, inflammation, or other injuries can cause further damage to the area, making it unable to heal as fast as the normal, healthy tissue would.



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