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Vascular Outpatient Lab Now Open in Riverdale

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We’re proud to announce that New York Magazine has chosen 15 faculty members from the Columbia University Department of Surgery for its 2014 Best Doctors list.
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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.
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Dr. Nowygrod administers a noninvasive arterial flow study to evaluate Lillie Adkins' leg and foot pain. The test found significant arterial blockages in her thigh, which will be treated with balloon angioplasty and stenting.
Determining whether unexplained pain indicates a serious vascular problem.
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