Category: Articles

What Does It Mean to be Board Certified in Treating Veins?

On September 21, 2012, Dr. John Happel successfully passed the Vascular Surgery Recertification Examination, a rigorous six hour test given by the American Board of Surgery. Before choosing a vein specialist to treat your veins, make sure that your physician is board certified by a recognized legitimate American Board of Medical Specialties approved board.

Exciting New Information About Varicose Vein Treatments

The Journal of Vascular Surgery in May 2011 published a consensus article providing conclusive proof that if a person is a candidate for a venous ablation procedure (laser or radiofrequency) and has symptomatic varicose veins then compression support stockings should not be the first line of treatment. Many of us already understand this intuitively.

Varicose Veins vs. Vanity

You’re so vein; you probably thought this article was about you…

Varicose veins are fairly common and account for almost 90% of all vein surgery. As a result, there are many different minimally invasive procedures for dealing with varicose veins. Several new techniques have evolved that will achieve the desired outcome of ridding you of your unwanted veins.