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Say Goodbye to Varicose or Spider Veins Before Shorts Season: Learn All Your Options Jul 1st, 2020

It started as a faint blue line, and now it’s an embarrassing network of visible veins. Are they spider veins? Varicose veins? Something worse?  If you have these concerns, we understand. At Vascular Vein Centers, our expert team deals with vein problems all the time at our multiple locations in...

Complimentary Compression Fitting via Phone for COVID-19 First Responders & Healthcare Workers Jun 1st, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations * Healthcare Helping Healthcare Heroes * VVC wants to thank our frontline responders and healthcare heroes who give so much of themselves every day to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. To you we want to give a small piece back to those...

Dr. Samuel P. Martin & Colin Doyle, APRN have been nominated as a JetBlue Healthcare Hero May 28th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations A big congratulations to Dr. Martin and Colin! A special thanks to the nominating committee for putting this effort forth and showing the world the greatness VVC holds for our patients! To thank healthcare workers for the tremendous work they have...

We Are Your Home For Vein Health May 21st, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations Your leg health is vital to our expert vein specialists. We understand you have numerous vein treatment options, but you would be wise to turn to Vascular Vein Centers as Your Home for Vein Health. Crowded hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices...

Did You Know Covid-19 Affects The Entire Body? May 17th, 2020

By Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS Founder & Medical Director Coronavirus COVID-19 (coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)) is usually manifested as an acute respiratory syndrome. The damage can extend beyond the lungs, hijacking the body from head to toe and wreaking havoc on many organs. How COVID-19 Affects the Body According to...

We Are Open & Safe- Refer A Friend May 11th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations Vascular Vein Centers is considered an essential medical practice and is open to serve our patients in a safe environment. We encourage all of our patients to share your experience with your family and friends. Friends are Family Too We hope...

Actualización Sobre El Covid-19 May 4th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations Según la orden más reciente del gobernador DeSantis, se confirma que Vascular Vein Centers es un consultorio médico esencial y, como tal, estaremos abiertos para atender a nuestros pacientes. Por lo tanto, seguimos abiertos para servirlos a ustedes, nuestros valiosos pacientes....

Could Covid-19 Cause A Stroke? Apr 30th, 2020

By Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS Founder & Medical Director Vascular Vein Centers is an essential medical practice and continues to remain open to serve our patients. We encourage our patients to follow CDC guidelines and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Could COVID-19 Cause a Stroke? A stroke may occur when...

Wear a Face Covering When in Public Apr 27th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations Vascular Vein Centers is considered an essential medical practice and as such continues to remain open to serve our patients. We now encourage all of our patients to follow CDC guidelines with regard to face coverings. We hope you and your...

Healthy Home Exercises for Your Legs Apr 21st, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations Vascular Vein Centers is considered an essential medical practice and as such continues to remain open to serve our patients. We want to do all we can to ensure you are able to maintain healthy legs at home. Healthy at Home...

Healthy Legs At Home TIP: Exercise Daily Apr 16th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations Vascular Vein Centers is considered an essential medical practice and as such will remain open to service our patients. We want to make sure you maintain your leg health at home. Healthy Legs at Home TIP: Exercise Daily Exercise, using the...

Managing Stress While Seeking Medical Care Apr 14th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations Each of us have daily tasks that must be completed; responsibilities outside of our control. These responsibilities combined with keeping you and your family safe during times of uncertainty is very stressful. People all over the world are facing unprecedented situations...

We Are Essential & Remain Open for You Apr 10th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations The recent order given by Governor DeSantis confirms that Vascular Vein Centers is a medically-essential business. Therefore, we remain open to serve you, our valued patients As an Essential Business, We Remain Open for You Our Safety and Disinfecting Precautions To...

Lake Mary and Waterford Lakes offices temporarily suspend seeing patients Apr 7th, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE- VVC Reducing Our Footprint: Lake Mary and Waterford Lakes offices temporarily suspend seeing patients By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations Vascular Vein Centers is a medically essential business and as such will remain open to service our patients. The recent order by Governor DeSantis confirms...

We Are Open & Safe- Covid-19 Symptom Checker Mar 31st, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations What does being sick with COVID-19 look like compared with a cold or the flu? Compare symptoms of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to Cold/Upper Respiratory Infection, Allergies/Hay Fever and Influenza in this chart. Information in chart below compiled from Florida Department...

Covid-19 Update: We Are Open & Safe To Serve You- Dvt Rule-outs Available Mar 28th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations All Vascular Vein Centers Locations remain OPEN as free-standing clinics providing essential medical services dedicated to your leg health; including evaluation and treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Vascular Vein Centers are free standing medical clinics. We are not affiliated with...

Covid-19 Update: We Are Open & Safe- Visitor Restrictions Mar 24th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations For the protection of patients and staff at Vascular Vein Centers, we have implemented a strict visitation restriction policy. We are OPEN and available for your appointments. Your leg health and your safety are our first concerns. Vascular Vein Centers continues...

Covid-19 Update: We Will Remain Open & Safe Mar 19th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations Vascular Vein Centers is not affiliated with a hospital nor is it an ambulatory surgical center. As such we will remain open and will be available for your appointment. We are aware of the order from Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis regarding...

Covid-19 Update: We Are Open & Safe For Your Leg Health Needs Mar 15th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations All our locations are OPEN to provide excellent leg health services. We have enhanced our cleaning measures. We will stay in touch to inform you of on-going changes to our operations based on the current conditions. As always, the health and safety...

Covid-19 Update: Letter from Dr. Martin Mar 13th, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations Dr. Martin addresses the challenges of providing safe healthcare while the community is facing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. Dear VVC Patient, I want to provide you with an update on how we at Vascular Vein Centers (VVC) are...

DVT: The Silent Killer Mar 4th, 2020

By Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS March is National Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. DVT results from a blood clot in a deep vein, causing the dangerous obstruction of blood flow. The “Silent Killer” So what is it about DVT that makes it significant enough for nationally-recognized focus for...

Protect yourself and your community from coronavirus COVID-19 Mar 3rd, 2020

By Nadene Weil, Director of Patient & Physician Relations The well-being of VVC patients, staff and the larger community are of utmost importance. VVC is following the Florida Department of Heath for updates regarding the latest coronavirus, Covid-19. The strongest recommendations are below: Protect yourself and your community from coronavirus...

New Year's Letter from Dr. Martin Jan 10th, 2020

By Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS Vascular Vein Centers, continues to be inspired by our wonderful patients, the trust they have in us to help them regain and maintain leg health, and by our colleagues in health care who trust us to take care of their patients... As we progress...

Vascular Vein Centers Equip All Seven Central Florida Facilities Nov 11th, 2019

Vascular Vein Centers equip all seven Central Florida facilities with two models of GE Healthcare ultrasound equipment By Vascular Vein Centers & GE Healthcare PRESS RELEASE: Vascular Vein Centers Secures GE Healthcare Point of Care Ultrasound To Support Patients with Premier Technology and Care Vascular Vein Centers equip all seven...

Go Deeper: Skin Changes and Vein Disease Aug 12th, 2019

By Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS Skin discoloration and texture changes are common signs of more advanced vein disease. These skin changes are also often confused with other dermatological conditions and may go misdiagnosed for years due to a lack of awareness among doctors. In everyday life, anyone with skin...

Men Have Vein Disease Too Jun 13th, 2019

By Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS Men are generally slow to recognize vein disease and signs of its progression. Even when dealing with symptoms such as itchy, achy legs, they tend to be in a state of denial. Frequently, men don’t appreciate color (brownish discoloration) changes or thickening of the...

Women's Leg Health Tips May 23rd, 2019

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS Women face unique leg health problems even though there is no significant distinction between men and women from an arterial and orthopedic perspective. Vein problems are much more common in women, and the reasons are clear. However, there are several leg health tips...

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month Mar 9th, 2019

By Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS Did you know that DVT affects about 600,000 people a year, and is the leading cause of preventable hospital deaths in the United States, the leading cause of maternal death in the United States, and causes chronic lifelong symptoms in half of all affected...

Not All Compression Socks are The Same Feb 12th, 2019

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Patients at Vascular Vein Centers are strongly encouraged to wear medical grade graduated compression stockings before and after treatment; they are the gold standard for management of symptoms and the physical signs venous of disease. Patients at Vascular Vein Centers are strongly encouraged to wear...

"Be Weary of Miracle Cures for Varicose Veins" Dec 14th, 2018

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin In searching for cures or help with varicose and spider veins, one must beware of the quick fix or "miracle cure". Unfortunately, in America, there is a preoccupation for an easy solution, from losing weight to fitness and health. Veins are a health issue, not...

Skin Discoloration Changes and Vein Disease Sep 11th, 2018

By Colin Doyle, APRN Don't let these common skin changes be confused with other dermatological conditions. See what types of discoloration and skin texture changes are commonly misdiagnosed when they are likely signs of vein disease. Skin discoloration and texture changes are common signs of vein disease. These changes are also...

Hidden Occupational Hazards Behind Your Profession Aug 8th, 2018

By Vascular Vein Centers Discover how you can join workers all over the country who are protecting their legs from dangers of leg strain at work. Prevent Your Profession from Compromising Your Health  Although every occupation presents its own unique physical challenges, bodily stress may not always be easily recognized....

What Causes Spider Veins and Varicose Veins? May 10th, 2018

By Colin Doyle, APRN at Vascular Vein Centers of Kissimmee Have you had to wear long pants or skirts during the summer just to hide embarrassing spider veins or varicose veins on your legs? Do your legs feel uncomfortable or restless and prevent you from standing or sitting comfortably? Don’t...

Compression Stockings for Athletes Mar 1st, 2018

By Vascular Vein Centers Until recently compression stockings were used for people suffering from varicose veins and the skin conditions they cause. Often they were worn begrudgingly because of the difficulty getting them on and the perception that they were hot. In the last several years medical investigators working with...

10 Tips for Healthy Legs During the Winter Holidays Dec 1st, 2017

By Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS, Founder & Medical Director at Vascular Vein Centers With all the travel, shopping and cooking of the holidays, it’s easy to forget about the extra physical stress you’ll be under. You can expect to spend many extra hours on your feet, and it’s your...

Getting a Leg Up on Health: Cancer Creates a Risk for Blood Clots Oct 1st, 2017

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Thrombosis (blood clots) is the second-leading cause of death in patients with cancer. Breast cancer increases the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), usually in the legs. Aggressive preventive care— and an attitude that doesn’t accept defeat—will help you avoid this complication. What puts you...

September is National Vascular Disease Awareness Month! Sep 2nd, 2017

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin September is National Vascular Disease Awareness Month. Dr. Martin shares information about vein disease and how vascular disease affects the health of arteries and veins. The general public frequently thinks of vascular disease as atherosclerosis, causing strokes, and possibly leading to amputation or abdominal aortic...

Swimming, the Perfect Exercise for Leg Health Jul 28th, 2017

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Did you know that being in water is the only place that gravity doesn’t affect your leg veins, other than outer space or standing on your head? This is a good reason to get wet, especially at the end of the day! The effects of...

Summer Heat and Its Effect on Veins Jun 22nd, 2017

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Did you know that over 24 million Americans suffer from vein issues and summer heat makes these worse? See Dr. Martin’s tips to beat the heat this summer. Protect your vein health and avoid swelling and discomfort that summer heat can cause. Did you know?...

How Your Heart Health Impacts Your Leg Veins Feb 3rd, 2017

By Colin Doyle, APRN Vein issues do not affect your heart health, but it’s important to recognize that a heart condition may make vein problems worse. If you suffer from a heart problem, you need to find out why your leg veins may be at risk for getting much worse....

Unsightly Veins can lead to Unhealthy Legs Apr 16th, 2016

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin MD Many suffer from unsightly spider veins and varicose veins. Vein disease symptoms can range from mild discomfort to pain, but they all have one thing in common: ignoring them allows the problem to progress. Some common symptoms and signs of vein disease include: Fullness,...

See How Your Age Impacts Your Vein Health Oct 29th, 2015

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin M.D. Not surprisingly, your age plays a big role in your vein health. Vein damage is cumulative, so the longer we live, the more strain our veins have endured. By the time we reach an advanced age, our legs have undergone many years of stress....

Pool Therapy Helps Vein Issues Aug 14th, 2015

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin M.D. Water is the only place that gravity does not affect veins. Gravity’s long-term impact on our bodies is the main reason vein disease develops. Veins are responsible for returning blood back to the heart. They have a tough job because blood has to travel...

3 Reasons to Choose Compression Therapy with Today’s Compression Stockings Jul 15th, 2015

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Did you know that one of the best things that you can do to maintain your leg health is to use compression therapy by wearing medical grade compression stockings? It’s true. Compression stockings and socks are the gold standard in managing the signs and symptoms...

Medical Mission Donations Update May 8th, 2015

By Dr. Martin Dr. Hart and the rest of the VVC Medical Mission team are preparing for the third annual trip to deliver vein care in the Dominican Republic, but they need your help. How You can Make a Difference! Online donations are not currently available, but we have three...

Unsightly Veins May Indicate Unhealthy Legs Apr 1st, 2015

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Many women suffer from unsightly spider veins and varicose veins. Not only are these veins an eyesore, they can also cause irritation and pain. Fortunately, with today’s modern treatments, you no longer have to undergo painful surgeries or endure ineffective sclerotherapy to treat these leg...

New Vein Removal Treats with No Scarring and Short Recovery Feb 26th, 2015

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Patients often come to us knowing they have problems with their veins, but they are worried about the process of “vein removal.” This fear may come from a loved one’s past experiences or personally from a “ligation and stripping” procedure that they underwent years ago....

Three Ways to Find the Right Vein Doctor Fast Dec 20th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Last month, we discussed who you should choose to treat your vein issues. This week, we’re showing you the three best ways to spot that perfect specialist. 1. Identify their Training Training is key when looking for a vein specialist, but it’s very difficult for most...

Who Should I Let Take Care of My Vein Problems? Nov 15th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin This is a very important question and will affect your leg health for years. The treatment of venous insufficiency is a medical problem, not a cosmetic one. If you need surgery, you want an experienced surgeon with proper training from a reputable institution. You want...

See Your Spider Vein Removal, Prevention and Treatment Options Oct 30th, 2014

By Colin Doyle, APRN Now that you know what spider veins look like and their causes, it’s time to discuss your spider vein removal options. Many of the factors that contribute to spider vein development can be avoided and preventative measures can be taken. These recommendations include a variety of lifestyle,...

Must-See Details before Undergoing Spider Vein Removal Oct 23rd, 2014

By Colin Doyle, APRN What Are Spider Veins? Spider veins are the small red or purple vessels which may develop on the surface of the skin and are commonly found on the face or legs. As you can imagine, the presence of these vessels can be very distressing. You may...

1 in 3 Americans Over 45 has Vein Disease—Do You? Oct 17th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin  Last month, we joined The American Venous Forum in promoting Venous Health Month, the official time of the year dedicated to raising awareness of venous disease and its complications. The American Venous Forum fights venous and lymphatic disease by supporting a variety of educational efforts,...

Identifying and Treating Restless Leg Syndrome Oct 9th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a poorly understood condition that can have multiple causes. While often described as a “neurological disorder" characterized by an irresistible urge to move one’s body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations, confusion with the symptoms of venous insufficiency is very...

Stylish or Scary? 4 Dangers of High Heels for Little Girls Sep 24th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Spurred on by photos of pint-sized fashion icons like Suri Cruise sporting shoes matching her mom’s style, little girls’ high heels have spiked in popularity over the last couple of years. According to estimates, it’s now a $4 billion industry and growing. Little girls want...

See When to Seek Vein Treatment for CVI Aug 16th, 2014

By Daniel L. Arnold MD, FACS Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is one of the most common problems we see as vascular surgeons. Venous insufficiency, which affects over half of the population, greatly impacts your quality of life and overall leg health, making fast vein treatment essential. Even though you may...

VVC’s 3 Biggest Winner Health Competition Champions Aug 6th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Our team at VVC is proud to announce the three winners of our very first employee wellness program, The Biggest Winner! 33 contestants participated, and the following three ladies led the pack in their individual achievement categories: L.L.—She grabbed the top spot for the Biggest Loser...

Discover Why Summer Heat Adds another Vein Health Challenge Jul 19th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Did you know: Over 24 million Americans suffer from vein problems Over $3 billion is spent yearly on health care due to vein ulcers Another 2-2.5 million suffer from Deep Vein Thrombosis These stats hint at the prevalence of vein disease. But when summertime comes around,...

Simplify Compression Therapy With Doff N’ Donner Jun 17th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Compression therapy offers a powerful tool to improve your vein health, but how many times have you struggled to put on these tight garments? Particularly if you have reduced flexibility or pain, properly putting these fitted socks and stockings can be a huge challenge. But...

Exposing a Dirty Health Secret about Men this Father’s Day Jun 3rd, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Father’s Day is almost here, so there’s no better time to reveal a dirty health secret about men: They tend to have less awareness of their physical health! Unlike women, men tend to overlook problems even if they’re struggling with uncomfortable symptoms.  Plus, men are far...

Shoe Review Roundup: 9 Styles to Make or Break Leg Health May 9th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Here’s a variety of shoe fashions and styles to fit any occasion. But just because they’re a stylish fit doesn’t mean they’re fitting for your leg health. Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly of our 9 most recent shoes reviewed! Vigotti Espadrille: How long...

Shoe Review Saturday March Roundup: Meet Your Match Mar 14th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin When you’re deciding which shoe to wear for the day, you should look less at matching it with the outfit and more at matching it with the outing. The right shoe can support your leg health all day, keeping you comfortable and happy! But the...

Fight the “Silent Killer” with VVC during DVT Awareness Month Mar 11th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin March is DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) awareness month. It has only been in the last few years that the public has become aware of the significance of clots in the deep veins. Several years ago, journalist David Bloom lost his life in the Middle East...

Love Your Legs with Our Last 3 Tips Mar 4th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Here are our three final tips on how to show your legs some love! And remember, Tip #1 was: Don’t Assume Spider Veins are Only Cosmetic – Those cosmetic blemishes can indicate an underlying vein problem! Love Your Legs Tip #2: Wear Compression Stockings Specially...

Shoe Review Saturday: Killer Looks without Killing Your Legs Feb 28th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin The right shoe can make or break an outfit. But proper footwear is also essential to support your leg health. Here’s an overview of four shoes we recently reviewed and our recommendations on each. With these tips, you can still get a killer look without...

Love Your Legs Tip #1: Don’t Assume Spider Veins are Only Cosmetic Feb 4th, 2014

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin This February we’re giving you four ways to love your legs! From dangerous misconceptions to essential treatment tips, you’ll learn the important info you need to show your legs some love this month! The unattractive aesthetic effects of spider veins, including webs of twisted red, purple and...

The Message Behind Our New Logo May 26th, 2013

By The Vascular Vein Centers Team Vascular Vein Centers celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2011. Although Dr. Sam Martin has been in practice for 30 years, it was 10 years ago that he started the first practice dedicated to the treatment of vein problems. To commemorate our anniversary, we are...

Join Us for Patient Appreciation Day May 26th, 2013

By The Vascular Vein Centers Team We’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary this June! What an exciting decade—and we’re looking forward to the many more exciting years to come. We know we owe our success to our loyal patients, friends and family, so in appreciation for your constant support, please join...

The ABC’s for Women’s Leg Health May 1st, 2013

By The Vascular Vein Centers Team Women face unique leg health problems even though there is no distinction between men and women from an arterial and orthopedic perspective. Vein problems are much more common in women, and the reasons are clear. Pregnancy puts pressure on your legs. The most significant...

Coalition Declares March as DVT month Feb 23rd, 2013

By Michele Borton RN, BSN on behalf of the DVT coalition March is DVT awareness month!... The National Coalition to prevent DVT and raise awareness of this serious medical condition has declared march as DVT awareness month in memory of NBC News correspondent who died from complications of DVT while...

DVT...Prevention is Key! Feb 22nd, 2013

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin When it comes to DVT...prevention is key! Although DVT (deep vein thrombosis or blood clot) can occur with little or no warning, your risk can be reduced by taking the appropriate preventative care... When it comes to DVT...prevention is the key. Although DVT blood clots can occur...

Restless Leg Syndrome and Chronic Venous Insufficiency...Is There a Correlation? Jan 12th, 2013

By Lisa Cunningham -APRN Restless leg syndrome is thought to be a neurological disorder associated with unpleasant sensations in the extremities...It is usually described as burning, crawling, creeping, tugging, electrical shocks , and crazy limbs. RLS is thought to be a neurological disorder associated with unpleasant sensations in the extremities. It...

Vein Question and Answer Session on Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Aug 20th, 2012

By American College of Phlebology The American College of Phlebology recently had a 25 minute interview on national television (PBS)  with prominent Phlebologists (vein doctors) across the country in regards to understanding vein disease and the signs and symptoms. To review this visit: http://www.phlebology.org/acpblog?p=86

Athletic Compression Stockings Can Increase Performance Jul 14th, 2012

By The Vascular Vein Centers Team Athletic compression stockings have gained considerably popularity within the last year. The question is, do they help performance?... A recent study conducted by the Harvard Medical International Associated Institution confirmed that constant pressure from the outside, an effect that can be attained by wearing...

Video- "Understanding Your Vein Disease" May 17th, 2012

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Vascular Vein Centers Founder and Medical director, Dr. Sam Martin, explains what venous disease is, signs and symptoms and the latest non-surgical treatments available. This 4 minute video is must see! Simply click this link to watch.

Are Your Veins at Risk? Jan 18th, 2012

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Are your veins at risk? You could be suffering from vein disease without even knowing it. One out of three people over the age of 45 has some form of vein disease. Vein disease occurs when veins have trouble carrying blood from your legs back...

Helping Legs on the Move! Nov 17th, 2011

By Advice on Travel-related DVT- British Dept. of Health As more people travel long distances by air and car, the problem of travel-related leg discomfort is on the rise... That is because during travel, blood circulation within the legs is reduced while your movement is constrained. Lack of movement can...

Why Laser Therapy and Foam Therapy Rather than Surgery May 10th, 2011

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin Surgery has been shown over time to be effective. In the past, I performed many strippings when it was considered the best therapy. Surgery entailed multiple incisions in the leg under general anesthesia. Some patients who had other health issues were not candidates. It required...

VenaSeal: The Latest Advance in Vein Therapy Mar 2nd, 0020

By Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS Recently, I discovered another vascular surgeon specializing in Vein Therapy had published an article on his website criticizing Cyanoacrylate, the medical adhesive used in VenaSeal vein treatment. In his article, he graphically describes several possible complications, several of which could be very alarming and...