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More than half of American adults have raised, discolored veins that produce swelling in the ankle, along with sore, achy legs. These are called varicose veins, and left untreated, they can lead to more serious health problems.
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In 2018, we welcomed several internationally renowned physicians to the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. These men and women are leaders in their respective fields. They have a track record of innovation and their collaborative multidisciplinary team approach allows them to provide the very highest level of patient care. While these surgeons spearhead the newest treatments and techniques, they are also very compassionate communicators.
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Virendra (V) Patel, MD, MPH, a national expert in the field of vascular surgery, has joined NYP/Columbia as Chief of Vascular Surgery and Co-director of The Aortic Program. He was also named Associate Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.
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Columbia Doctors Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory has earned accreditation from the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) on Vascular Testing. IAC accreditation is also given to medical centers dedicated to continuous advancement in this field.
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Gary Tannenbaum, MD, RVT, FACS, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY, now offers a full range of services in Southern Westchester country.
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PAD now affects more than 8.5 Americans and is becoming more prevalent as the population ages--yet this condition often goes undiagnosed. Patients with peripheral arterial disease have a higher risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack or stroke. Left untreated, PAD can lead to gangrene and amputation.
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After more than 30 years of smoking, Jean Martin of Manalapan, New Jersey, decided to trade her cigarettes for a pair of running shoes. At age 51, she worked up slowly from a brisk walk to jogging and started feeling pretty good. Then one day her calves began to cramp. When the pain became severe, Jean went to a local hospital and was diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that had affected her father. PAD is a narrowing of the arteries carrying blood to the limbs. Smokers are up to 25 times more likely to develop it. Jean had the right idea—quitting—she just didn’t do it soon enough.
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NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has one of the top programs in the nation for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vascular anomalies. The Vascular Anomalies Group evaluates patients with a variety of vascular tumors, malformations, and associated syndromes including the newly categorized PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum (PROS), formerly labeled overgrowth syndromes.
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