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Go With The Flow. Managing your expectations for an upcoming vein procedure

Not too terribly long ago, vein stripping and other surgical vein procedures had patients anticipating considerable pain and downtime as a normal part of the process. Happily, these byproducts are now things of the past. Thanks to numerous advancements in technology and treatment procedures, patients with venous symptoms or risk factors have far less to...

Covid-19 Vaccines Received

Thanks to scientific breakthroughs and a nationwide effort, every surgeon at Vascular & Vein Center has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, we’re encouraging you to do the same — especially if you’re elderly or immunocompromised — via CDC-recommended Pfizer – BioNTech or Moderna. It’s an extra layer of protection against a highly...

Diabetes and Risk of PVD-Causing Foot Ulcers

People with diabetes are prone to diseases of the nerves, such as foot ulcers. These often leave them unable to feel pressure points, fight off and heal from infections, and avoid peripheral vascular disease (PVD) — also called peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Infected ulcers can lead to amputation and arterial blockages, so it is important...

Vascular Disease & the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to celebrate loved ones, enjoy delicious food and generous gifts — and be particularly mindful of vascular disease. The last one may strike you as odd, but not if you consider a domino effect. Holidays often accompany travel and a break from routine, which can lead us to forget...

Vascular Disease & COVID-19

The more we learn about COVID-19, the better we can connect the virus to other diseases and conditions. These connections allow us to further protect our patients from those very diseases and conditions before, during and after they experience the virus. From our perspective, one of the biggest concerns is a COVID-stricken individual’s heightened risk...

CDC guidelines

Traveling with Vascular Disease

As the holiday season approaches, we’re often asked if it is safe to travel with a vascular disease or condition. The short answer is generally, yes. However, like most things about vascular and vein disorders, the conclusion is anything but straightforward. It all depends on an individual’s course of treatment, mode of transportation and, of...