The Vascular Institute at Teton Radiology was opened in 2003 with the goal of bringing to the area the latest state-of-the-art treatments for varicose veins and related vascular issues. These treatments are performed by our trained and board certified interventional radiologists.
Serving Idaho Falls patients and physicians for over 20 years, Teton Radiology's mission is to provide the advanced medical imaging to the patients and referring physicians of region. Teton Radiology was the first to bring 3T MRI to the area, as well as multi-voxel CT scanning, and fused PET/CT imaging. Teton Radiology is also home to Cardiac Imaging, Virtual Colonoscopy, and Laser Varicose Vein Treatment. It is this commitment to advanced medical imaging that makes Teton Radiology unique. We believe that advanced medical imaging = superior patient care.
The Vascular Institute is now seeing varicose vein patients at:
425 E. 4th N.
Rexburg, Idaho 83404
Endovenous Thermal Ablation
Using ultrasound, a physician places a catheter into the varicose vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter, powered by radio-frequency (RF) energy or laser, delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.
An extremely fine needle is used to inject the problem varicose or spider vein with a solution, which shrinks the vein.
A minimally invasive surgical technique is used to treat varicose veins not caused by saphenous vein reflux. The abnormal vein is removed through a tiny incision or incisions using a special set of tools. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, and typically takes under an hour. Recovery is rapid, and most patients do not need to interrupt regular activity after the procedure.
David Behrmann, M.D.
Dr. Behrmann was born in Germany and grew up in Colorado and Oklahoma. He completed his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University graduating Magna Cum Laude. He attended medical school at University of Oklahoma and completed a Radiology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Subsequently, Dr. Behrmann completed an Interventional Radiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Behrmann joined Medical Imaging Associates in July 2014 specializing in Interventional Radiology.
Stephen Preece, M.D.
Fritz Schmutz, M.D.
Dr. Preece grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Utah and Medical Doctorate from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. After completing a residency in Radiology, he furthered his training in a Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Preece joined Medical Imaging Associates in July 2014 specializing in Interventional Radiology.
Dr. Schmutz grew up in Los Angeles, California. He completed his Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Utah and later received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Utah Medical School. After medical school he completed a rotational internship at the Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He then went on to complete a residency in Radiology and a fellowship in Neuroradiology from the prestigious University of Washington. Dr. Schmutz has practiced with Medical Imaging Associates since 1997 and specializes in Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology.
John Strobel, M.D.
Dr. Strobel grew up in Rexburg, Idaho. He graduated with his Bachelors of Science and Medical Doctorate from Creighton University. While attending Creighton, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After his education, Dr. Strobel completed residencies in Internal Medicine at Creighton University and Diagnostic Radiology at University of Nebraska. As a strong leader, Dr. Strobel served as Chief Resident during his radiology residency at University of Nebraska. He has been affiliated with Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He joined Medical Imaging Associates in January 1997 specializing in Interventional Radiology.
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