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Varicose veins and sclerotherapy

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Lorena Gonzalez, MDVaricose veins, which develop when the walls of the veins dilate, can be unsightly and annoying; they can also create medical problems. Vascular surgeon, Lorena Gonzalez, MD, explains the risk factors for varicose veins, how they are treated and when sclerotherapy may be indicated.


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.