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Our vascular surgeons are experienced in the latest techniques for treatment of arterial diseases throughout the body, outside of the heart. By using special catheters combined with fluoroscopic equipment, many minimally invasive procedures can be performed for abdominal aortic aneurysms, as well as for blocked arteries in the legs and those leading to the brain. Leg bypasses, carotid endarterectomy, dialysis access surgery and varicose vein surgery is also performed at Downtown Hospital. Often such procedures can be performed with a shorter hospital stay or on an ambulatory surgery basis.
The Vein Center uses a state-of-the-art laser device to seal varicose veins shut. This technique is proven to be the best way to eliminate varicose veins, ensuring that you look and feel better fast.
The laser vein treatment procedure utilizes the latest technology to achieve proven results without the discomfort and length of recovery experienced after surgery. The entire procedure takes less than one hour and is covered my most insurance plans. During laser vein treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the main malfunctioning vein. Laser light causes the vein to close and seal shut. After treatment, the appearance of the abnormal vein is often instantly improved with minimal to no scarring.
The advantages of our new technology include:
-treatment in less than an hour
-fast relief of symptoms
-treatment performed in the physician’s office
-immediate return to normal activity
-no anesthesia or hospital stay
Our vascular surgeons are:
Steven G. Friedman, M.D. Chairman, Department of Surgery
Herrick Wun, M.D.