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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Varicose Veins Make the NY Times

The New York Times recently featured an article about varicose veins in their Health Guide, which provided a nice explanation of venous disease.  My hope is that the readership of the Times read about this common and important issue.  

In April 2012, The Women's Journal, the #1 nationally syndicated women's education newspaper, featured an article about Venefit.  The article explained that, although the procedure had a new name, it was still the same technology as the popular VNUS Closure.  It also provided informative insight on the causes and risk factors of venous insufficiency.

Another story that may resonate with some of our readers was shared on Good Morning America/ABC in May 2012. The story focused on a former athlete who experienced tired, achy legs in his late 20's.  I appreciate that the story was about a man, since many people assume that varicose veins are a "woman's issue."  Like many men, he delayed treatment but eventually the pain was too great.  As it turns out, this man's veins were the result of heredity, one of the major risk factors.  After receiving a virtually painless treatment, the patient reported feeling better every day.

As a vascular surgeon, I am thrilled that vein health is recognized as a vital part of a persons’ overall health and well-being.  If you have questions or concerns about varicose veins, contact Capitol Vein & Laser Centers.


Koppel said...

Its good to hear that varicose veins have come to be appreciated in life. let the information flow and more people to understand how they can get help. Thanks

Paul McNeill, MD said...

Thank you for your feedback. The fund of knowledge on venous disease and modern vein care is disseminating to the general physician population and the public as well. Resolving troubling vein issues with simple interventions requiring little recovery compared to vein stripping has brought more people to access care for their veins and prevent progression of vein disease. Paul McNeill, MD

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