Wednesday, September 21, 2016

One Patient’s Perspective

As the busy fall season kicks into high gear, we thought we'd take a minute to share a testimonial from one of our happy patients. Lucille used to do a lot of sitting because her legs felt so heavy and swollen. But now she walks at least 30 minutes every day!

"Dr. Asbjornsen is a rational, competent and caring physician. That's uncommon! From the first appointment, the doctor and her staff were very professional and continually demonstrated how much they care for their patients. Everyone was very thorough in educating me about each step of the process, from the evaluation to the follow-up—and they were pleasant too.

The group at the Vein Healthcare Center has restored my faith in the medical system. They are the cream of the crop. They're superlative!"
      Lucille L., 69, Lewiston, ME

To read more about Lucille’s experience, check out the “One Patient’s Perspective” column in the latest issue of Vein Health News.

To see more of what our patients are saying, click here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New alternatives in vein treatment

More and more people — doctors and the general public alike — know that so-called “vein stripping” is an antiquated treatment for varicose veins. Endovenous laser
therapy has been considered the gold standard in vein treatment for more than 20 years, but physicians in the field of phlebology are always seeking new, better techniques. The best vein specialists don’t stand still!

EVLA uses laser or radio frequency waves to create an intense localized thermal reaction in the incompetent vein. The thermal energy causes the vein to seal shut, stopping the healthy blood flow from entering the damaged vein, which keeps the blood flowing toward the heart properly.

In the latest issue of Vein Health News, we look at three non-thermal, non-tumescent vein treatments that are on the horizon. Simply put, “NTNT” modalities are newer procedures that do not require laser energy or radio waves, nor tumescent anesthesia.

To learn more about this and other current topics in vein healthcare, click here. And if you’re interested in a free subscription to Vein Health News, just click here.

Education is an important first step toward better vein health and an improved quality of life.