Month: December 2015

Vein Disease Early Signs – Vein Screenings

The most common vein disease early signs include spider veins and varicose veins. Visit us to learn more about vein treatments and vein disease diagnosis.

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The most common clinical presentations of venous insufficiency include spider veins and varicose veins. Spider veins are smaller, more superficial veins, resulting in a network of red and purple spider web like marks on the legs. Varicose veins are larger, swollen, blue and purple ropey veins easily visible on physical exam. Large varicose veins may throb; hurt or itch and on occasion may clot off or bleed through the skin. Varicose veins occur when the one way check valves in the superficial system of veins fail to close tightly. The veins just under the skin begin to bulge under this increased pressure and eventually the skin stretches and allows the veins to continue growing. – See more at:

Education & Training

Education & Training

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Abbott Vascular has a strong commitment to education — for physicians, nurses and support staff. Each year we host educational programs across the world to provide updates on new therapies and treatments. Abbott Vascular also sponsors education programs annually at such medical meetings as ACC, ESC, PCR, TCT, VIVA and many others worldwide.

Crossroads, The Abbott Vascular Education Network brings healthcare professionals together through medical education. Crossroads is committed to providing unbiased medical education of the highest quality to healthcare professionals, to ultimately benefit patient outcomes.

The goal of Crossroads is to:

  • Answer the needs of healthcare professionals involved in coronary and endovascular interventions and structural heart disease;
  • Offer medical education of the highest quality;
  • Foster peer-to-peer networks; Attract and retain an independent faculty of world-renowned experts;
  • Provide a constantly available source of information and interaction;
  • Adopt cutting-edge educational techniques and technologies; provide multidisciplinary training to improve patient outcomes.

Patient Testimonials | University Surgical Vascular

Read why our patients call us the experts at treating varicose veins, spider veins and other vascular conditions. Call us today for more information!

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I am so pleased to be able to tell everyone about my excellent doctor, Michael Lebow. He is a gifted vascular surgeon who has an incredible level of compassion for his patients. His amazing nurse and wonderful staff reflect Dr. Lebow’s care and concern as well.

For the last forty years I have been plagued with ugly, painful varicose veins. I have gone to several doctors and endured several painful procedures without positive results. Dr. Lebow performed two procedures in his office to fix the large veins that were causing the problem. Now we are doing the injections that will correct all of the smaller surface problem veins. We are not even finished yet and I am already thrilled with the results.

Daryl Russo
Buford, GA 30518

New Patient FAQs | University Surgical Vascular

Find answers to some commonly asked questions our new patients have. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, you can submit your own question!

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What is Phlebitis?

Phlebitis or deep venous thrombophlebitis means blood clots in the veins of the legs. This condition is serious for two reasons. Blood clots in the deep veins of the legs can break loose and got to the heart and lungs (a pulmonary embolus), which can be a life threatening problem. A secondary problem caused by thrombophlebitis is chronic venous insufficiency of the legs which can lead to chronic swelling, pain, and ulcerations of the legs. Thrombophlebitis usually causes pain and swelling of the legs and is diagnosed by ultrasound. Treatment is with anticoagulation (“blood thinners”), support hose and elevation. Surgery is rarely needed.

Vascular Testing – Truffles Vein Specialists

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Not all ultrasound systems are equal created equal. Truffles Vein Specialists has Philips Affinity ultrasound systems. The state of the art cutting edge ultrasound system along with award winning experienced vascular staff enables Truffles Vein Specialists to provide the highest level of vein diagnosis and treatment. Combining the highest level of medical vascular imaging with a patient centered approach to vein treatment Truffles has raised the bar when it comes to vein treatment.

Treatment of primary varicose veins has changed with the introduction of new techniques. – PubMed – NCBI

Semin Vasc Surg. 2012 Mar;25(1):18-24. doi: 10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2012.02.002. Review

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New technologies have produced a revolution in primary varicose vein treatments. Duplex ultrasound is now used for preoperative diagnosis, postoperative surveillance, and during many procedures. Ultrasound has also altered our understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic venous disease. Laser and radiofrequency saphenous ablations are common. Classic techniques, such as sclerotherapy, high ligation, stripping, and phlebectomy, have been improved. Magnetic resonance venography, computed tomographic venography, and intravascular ultrasound have improved diagnostic capabilities. New strategies like ambulatory selective varices ablation under local anesthesia (ASVAL) and conservative hemodynamic treatment for chronic venous insufficiency (CHIVA) raise important questions about how to manage these patients.