Staff Report

Cardiovascular & Vein Center is at the forefront of technology; treatments and experience. “Our cardiovascular practice has expanded into one of the largest vein centers in Florida, said Dr. E. J. Sanchez.

With a certified, non-invasive vascular lab incorporating the latest in technology, Cardiovascular & Vein Center has an added edge in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving the heart and entire circulatory system.

“What is unique about us is that we can handle almost all diagnostics and care of cardiovascular disease, from heart to arteries and veins. Other centers just do cosmetic procedures for varicose veins,” said Dr John Mauriello. “That gives patients an advantage when they come to us with leg pain. When they leave, they have a diagnosis and plan of treatment.”

The four doctors at the center, all of whom are board certified in phlebotomy, are committed to acquiring the newest technology and keeping abreast of the latest techniques by participating in U.S. Food and Drug Administration clinical trials, said E.J. Sanchez, who also is a board certified cardiologist. In addition to Dr. Mauriello and Dr. Sanchez, Sherif Z. Mehanny, M.D., PhD, FACC, ABPh/c and Dominick A. Calabria, M.D., FACC, ABPh/c are the other two doctors practicing at the center.

The clinic’s technology includes lasers, radiofrequency, sclerotherapy and microphlebectomy, which allows removal of varicose veins through tiny punctures that involve no suturing, no scarring and minimal bruising. “All of our procedures are done on site,” Dr. Sanchez said. “We use no general anesthesia, and often the patient resumes regular activities the next day with the advanced treatments we offer.” Not only can these doctors relieve the tired, achy, throbbing feeling in the legs that patients feel by day’s end, but also can address cosmetic issues. “Just because we’ve treated your symptoms doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go the extra step to make your legs look great.”

Cardiovascular and Vein Center is located at 11922 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. They also have locations in Bradenton and Venice. For more information, call 413-6944 or visit


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Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.