Bypass Surgery and the Great Saphenous vein

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What happens if the patient is having a bypass and they need the Great Saphenous vein? Generally, if the Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) is diseased enough that ablation is recommended, then the vein is not suitable for any type of use in a bypass surgery setting; either peripheral arterial bypass or coronary artery bypass grafting […] Read More

Are Your Legs Swelling Due To The Summer Heat?

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Casuses of Edema AKA Leg Swelling Leg swelling or “edema” as it is called in the medical profession is a common condition that plagues many of our community members. In the summer months this condition can get much worse. Edema is swelling of both legs from a buildup of extra fluid. Edema has many possible […] Read More

Can Compression Stockings Enhance Your Leg Health?

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The answer to this question is absolutely! But only in a limited manner and only while you are wearing them. However, before we explore how and why this is the case we must first explore the underlying issues associated with venous insufficiency or venous reflux disease. Venous reflux is often caused by the reduced ability […] Read More

What is Compression Therapy?

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When applied in a gradient manner, compression therapy counters the high pressures that occur in the legs as a result of venous insufficiency disease or venous reflux.  The use of compression socks or stockings helps improve the blood flow by compressing the veins and making the valves in the veins work more efficiently.  By delivering […] Read More

Ultrasounds & The Diagnosis of Vein Disease: An Overview

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Ultrasound imaging is a technique used to produce images of the internal organs of the body by virtue of sound waves. It’s a popular treatment for vein disease and a widely accepted technique because it is noninvasive, radiation-free, painless, portable, and a reproducible means of simultaneously assessing both the venous anatomy and physiology. What is […] Read More

A NICE Introduction to EndoThermal Ablation

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The United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated their guidelines for the treatment, diagnosis, and management of varicose veins. For the first time, NICE recommends heat ablation therapy as a first-line treatment instead of more invasive surgical procedures. Contrary to what the UK’s National Health Services and many insurance companies […] Read More

10 Myths About Venous Insufficiency

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“Vein treatments are for cosmetic concerns only.” Often thought as a cosmetic nuisance, varicose veins represent an underlying venous disease that can lead to chronic pain, swelling and skin ulcerations. “My parents and grandparents suffered, so I’ll suffer too.” Nowadays there exists office based, minimally invasive, safe and effective treatments available. “Insurance does not cover […] Read More

Opportunities for Vein Physicians Presented at AVF Forum Annual Meeting 2015

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Center for Vein Restoration had a robust flow of visitors as an exhibitor at the American Venous Forum Annual Meeting 2015. Held in late February at the Westin Mission Hills in Palm Springs, California, the annual meeting brought together world leaders in the field of venous and lymphatic health to discuss cutting- edge scientific research. […] Read More

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