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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vein disease and disorders of the veins affect nearly 80 million Americans. They include cosmetically displeasing spider veins, more serious conditions such as bulging varicose veins as well as life-threatening conditions such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). While some forms of vein disease are harmless, early detection is important, because even minor diseases can progress into more serious problems if left untreated.