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8 Things that Increase the Risk for Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening blockage of the airway that starts with a blood clot developing in another area of the body and breaking free. Learn about the eight factors that increase your risk for developing a PE and how to manage them.

Jul 1st, 2022
Which Varicose Vein Treatment Is Right for Me?

If you’ve developed varicose veins, bulging protuberances on your thighs and calves, it’s best to get them treated to prevent complications. Which treatment is best for you? Read on to find out.

Jun 1st, 2022
How Is Carotid Occlusive Disease Treated?

If your carotid arteries have become narrowed, you’re at risk for carotid occlusive disease, a condition where blood supply to the brain is insufficient. Keep reading to learn how we treat it to restore your circulatory system health.

May 3rd, 2022
6 Common Signs of Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is a circulatory system problem that can deprive your body of vital oxygen and lead to serious health problems. Keep reading to learn about the six common signs of venous insufficiency.

Apr 5th, 2022
Lifestyle Factors that Cause or Worsen Ulcers

Venous ulcers are open sores that can become easily infected and hard to treat. Keep reading to learn about lifestyle factors that contribute to ulcers so you’ll know how to prevent them (and other vein disease) from happening.

Mar 1st, 2022
5 Signs of Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a circulatory system problem with life-threatening complications if not treated. Learn about five signs of PAD that will allow you to get medical help in time to prevent them.

Feb 7th, 2022
How to Get Rid of Your Spider Veins

Spider veins may not be dangerous, but they can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Learn how to get rid of your spider veins here.

Jan 1st, 2022
Causes of Carotid Occlusive Disease

Carotid occlusive disease occurs when the arteries supplying the brain with blood become narrowed or clogged. Learn about the causes of the disease here, as well as ways we can treat it.

Dec 5th, 2021
The Link Between Kidney Disease and Swollen Legs

Kidney disease affects more than just your kidneys; it can lead to changes all throughout your body, including swelling in the legs and ankles. Learn the link between the disease and the swelling here.

Nov 11th, 2021
Should I Be Concerned About My Ankle Discoloration?

If you have yellow, red, and orange spots on your ankles and lower calves, you should be concerned; this is a hallmark symptom of venous stasis dermatitis, a stage of vein disease. Learn what you can do about it here.

Oct 1st, 2021
5 Types of Vascular Ultrasound

A vascular ultrasound can be used to evaluate and diagnose a number of different types of circulatory system problems. Learn about the five types doctors use.

Aug 8th, 2021
The Role of Your Carotid Artery

Do you know the role your carotid artery plays in maintaining your overall health? Do you know what risks are associated with carotid artery disease? Keep reading to learn more about this essential circulatory system component.

Jul 7th, 2021
Is DVT Dangerous?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may or may not produce symptoms, but it can lead to life-threatening complications. Learn when and why you should seek medical attention here.

Jun 23rd, 2021
Understanding Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease is a common and dangerous circulatory disease, but it can be successfully treated. Keep reading to learn more about it and what options you have to treat it.

May 14th, 2021
2 Types of Aortic Aneurysms

An aneurysm, a bulging of your aorta, may present no symptoms but cause life-threatening complications. Learn more about this condition and why it’s important to see a vascular specialist for diagnosis and treatment.

Apr 14th, 2021
Common Causes of Spider Veins

Spider veins are thin, delicate, and medically harmless, but you may be unhappy with their appearance. Keep reading to learn what causes them and what you can do to get rid of them.

Mar 10th, 2021
Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is a circulatory system condition where the veins in your body aren’t able to efficiently return blood to your heart. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms so you’ll know when to get medical help.

Feb 15th, 2021
Winter Is a Great Time for Sclerotherapy

Are you bothered by colorful, engorged veins traveling across your legs? You might be a good candidate for sclerotherapy, a procedure that reduces their appearance and symptoms. Keep reading to find out more.

Jan 15th, 2021
Learn the Warning Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that develops when a clot forms in one of your deep veins. Learn about the risks and the warning signs so you can get medical treatment quickly.

Dec 8th, 2020
Why You Should Not Ignore Swollen Legs

Have you been experiencing swelling in your legs? It might be nothing, but it could be an indication of a more serious problem. Learn why you should never ignore the symptoms but should seek medical care.

Nov 30th, 2020
5 Factors That Increase Your Risk of Developing Spider Veins

When it comes to spider veins, there are some risk factors that you can avoid — and some that are beyond your control. Here are five factors that increase your risk of developing spider veins as well as what you can do if you spot signs of them.

Oct 15th, 2020
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

When the wall of a blood vessel weakens, a balloon-like dilation called an aneurysm sometimes develops. This happens most often in the abdominal aorta, an essential blood vessel that supplies blood to your legs.

Sep 12th, 2018
Non-Invasive Vascular Tests

Ankle-Brachial Index or ABI Test A non-invasive test that uses inflatable cuffs to gauge circulation (blood flow) and measure blood pressure in the arteries at various locations on the thigh, calf, foot and toes.

May 15th, 2018
Vascular Conditions

Vascular conditions affect the veins and arteries in your body, which conduct oxygen to every living cell. Think of your veins and arteries as expressways or rivers.

Mar 18th, 2018
What Is Vascular Disease?

Most Americans are familiar with heart disease and with the consequences of blockages in the vessels that carry blood to and from the heart. But few people realize that blockages caused by a buildup of plaque and cholesterol affect more than coronary...

Jan 23rd, 2018
What Do Vascular Surgeons Do?

What do vascular surgeons do? Vascular surgeons are specialists who are highly trained to treat diseases of the vascular system.

Dec 7th, 2017
What Is Arteriosclerosis?

Your vascular system is made up of vessels that carry your blood throughout your body. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood away from your heart.

Dec 6th, 2017
What Makes A Great Surgeon?

Great surgeons are a breed apart. They’re a rare combination of exceptional intelligence, outstanding education and training, respected skills and expertise, and a sense of humanity that puts their patients at the center of all they do.

Jun 10th, 2015
Sclerotherapy Treatment For Spider Veins

When you’re ready, come and get these veins taken care of! A sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins takes about 30 minutes and is done in both of our offices!

May 1st, 2015
Southfield Surgeon Provides Hands-on Support For Troops

February 22, 2011 3:46 PM For two weeks, vascular surgeon Kevin Nolan of Southfield volunteered to treat wounded American soldiers transported from Afghanistan and Iraq to the U.S. Army’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Dec 11th, 2014