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Understanding varicose veins

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Palma M Shaw, MD,Vascular surgeon Palma Shaw, MD, helps us understand chronic venous insufficiency, a condition that occurs when the leg veins do not allow blood to travel back to the heart. She describes the symptoms – including swelling in legs or ankles, pain, varicose veins – and reviews the causes, diagnosis and treatment options available.  Shaw is an associate professor of surgery in the department of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services at Upstate Medical University.


12/18/11 Treatments and outlook for cancer of the liver and bile ducts

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Dilip S Kittur, MDDr. Dilip Kittur talks about how liver cancer usually is a secondary cancer, and how it is usually treated…..with surgery and/or a method that blocks the tumor’s blood supply with spheres containing chemotherapy. There is also a radiofrequency ablation treatment that is available, and within the next couple years he hopes to offer a treatment that makes use of radioactive isotopes.