Publix deli worker has fashion show after varicose vein removal

Sheila returned to the office today for her second vein procedure. Now two weeks out from her left leg laser endovenous ablation and varicose vein removal, she is the talk of the deli! Not only does her leg feel better but she couldn’t help but to brag to her fellow employees on how good her leg…

External Bleeding from small calf veins can be sign of underlying problem

Have seen back to back patients this morning with severe venous insufficiency involving the left great saphenous vein.  Both patients had history of multiple episodes of significant external hemorrhage.  Neither had external signs of varicose veins but both had what appeared to be large spider veins (called telangiectasias) in the pretibial region (front of the…

Check your veins before (or after) hip or knee replacement! Reduce your risks of complications.

This patient had left leg swelling for the past six months since his left total knee replacement. He had two ultrasounds which negative for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) yet his swelling and pain persisted. On further review of his history he stated that he had had swelling in his left leg for some years prior…

Vein Disease Can Contribute to Restless Legs Syndrome

Joseph G. Magnant, M.D., F.A.C.S., R.P.VI. Restless legs syndrome, or RLS, is believed to affect as much as ten percent of the population in the United States. A patient, Laura, is among that group, but it wasn’t until she was older that her RLS symptoms really began to distress her. It was in the evenings…

Behind Bulging Varicose Veins!

Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Martha had a really hard time sleeping through the night because her legs felt so achy and heavy. During the day, Martha’s legs and ankles would swell and ache. She also had unsightly varicose veins. Martha was fed up with her legs bothering her so finally she came to…

How to Find the Right Vein Specialist

Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RVPI Today, it is important for patients to take an active role in researching their medical care. Fortunately, the internet is a great resource that provides patients with information to research health care providers along with the current available treatment options. Despite all the information regarding advanced medical treatments being…