A Step in the Right Direction

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A law passed in the state of Rhode Island last year is a significant milestone in the drive to reduce the number of unnecessary hysterectomies performed each year. The law went into effect January 1 and requires health insurers operating in that state to cover the laparoscopic removal of uterine fibroids—including the uterine artery embolization procedure. Whether you call it…

What You Should Know About Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)

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Overview of Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) Prostate artery embolization is a minimally invasive treatment for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). About 25% of men have symptoms of BPH by the age of 55, and 50% of men do by age 75. BPH is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, and it is the most common benign tumor found in men….

VenaSeal Varicose Vein Treatment

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VenaSeal Overview The VenaSeal procedure is a minimally invasive, outpatient treatment for varicose veins. Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins most commonly appearing in the legs. VenaSeal treatment involves a small amount of medical adhesive delivered into the varicose vein. This seals the vein and reroutes blood to other veins.   How VenaSeal is Performed You will lie on a…

It’s Time to Take Advantage of Your End-of-Year Deductible

With the new year coming, it is important to maximize your health insurance benefits. Read on to learn how you can take advantage of your deductible before the year ends. What is a health insurance deductible? A deductible is the amount you pay for covered health care services before your insurance plan starts to pay. Deductibles usually apply to purchasing…

Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

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What are spider veins, and what causes them? Spider veins are small varicose veins. They can be blue, red, or purple, and they usually twist much like a spider’s web. Spider veins are visible through the skin and may bulge above the surface of skin. Essentially, spider veins are non-functional veins with backed-up blood, causing the veins to appear under…

How Uterine Fibroid Embolization Works

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What is a uterine fibroid? A uterine fibroid is a noncancerous growth in the uterus. It typically appears during childbearing years. Many women have uterine fibroids, but often, uterine fibroids do not cause any symptoms. Some women might experience various symptoms including heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic and back pain, extended menstrual periods, constipation, or frequent urination. Women with fibroids have…

Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins-Memphis Vascular

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What Are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are a condition caused by abnormal venous insufficiency. They are common in adults in the US. Many factors such as weight and family history can increase a person’s risk for varicose veins. Some symptoms of varicose veins include leg pain, aching in the legs, and a burning sensation in the legs. The appearance of…

Can You Stop Varicose Veins From Getting Worse?

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What Are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are large, bulging, blue veins that appear on the legs. They are due to venous insufficiency, and they are quite common. Some of the symptoms of varicose veins include swollen feet, a burning sensation in the legs, and leg pain. Learn more here: Leg Pain Symptoms   Who Is At-Risk of Developing Varicose Veins?…

How can Varicose veins effect your health

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Could My Leg Pain Be Due to Varicose Veins? Roughly 40 million American adults suffer from varicose veins. These bulgy veins can be unsightly and make it embarrassing to wear what you want. They cause a multitude of symptoms that can affect your daily activities. Varicose veins are painful and inconvenient, but how exactly do they form? What Causes Varicose…

Now is the time to treat those varicose veins

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Have you been delaying getting those large varicose or spider veins treated? If so, now is the perfect time to reconsider!  The late fall and early winters months are an ideal time to treat this health issue. More often than not, comfort is the motivating factor for most patients to decide on a treatment plan this time of year.  Most…

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