Case Study: Minimally Invasive Ultrasound Technology Treats Varicose Veins
Feb 22, 2017 6:54 AM -
After undergoing varicose vein surgery 30 years ago, Mary Ann Mayer of Des Plaines was reluctant to see another vascular surgeon. Her surgery was performed in a hospital and required incisions at her ankle, at her knee, and in her upper thigh. She experienced leg numbness afterwards, due to branches of her nerves that were affected by the surgical procedure. She took a full year to recover from the surgery. In the early 2000's, Mayer's internist referred her to Dr. Susanne K. Woloson, M.D., PhD., RPVI, a partner and vascular surgeon at Northwest Vascular and Vein Specialists (NVVS) which as offices in Arlington Heights and Libertyville. Her doctor made the recommendation after Mayer had suffered a stroke to assess her risk for another stroke and provide comprehensive vascular care, including evaluation of her worsening veins as part of an overall treatment plan.