Friday, February 3, 2017

Ribbon Cutting VenaSeal _ BHC Vein Center has recently been named a Center of Excellence for the VenaSeal™

Birmingham Heart Clinic’s Vein Center has recently been named a Center of Excellence for the VenaSeal™ closure system to treat venous disease. In addition to being the first and only practice in Alabama to use this technology, this means that BHC is now being utilized as a training site of this device for professionals from several surrounding states.

The VenaSeal™ closure system is a medical adhesive for the closure of greater and lesser saphenous veins in the legs. Overall, it reduces discomfort and recovery time for patients, and is designed to allow patients to return more quickly to normal activities. This unique approach eliminates the risk of nerve injury when treating the small saphenous vein. The procedure is administered without the use of tumescent anesthesia, and only one needle stick is needed to numb the area. It also eliminates the need for post-procedure compression stockings, and reduces post-procedure pain and bruising.

"This is a unique, almost painless procedure performed in our clinic that is much more comfortable for our patients than traditional treatment methods for venous disease,” explained Dr. Foster. “VenaSeal technology is currently the most advanced vein treatment available, with less discomfort and faster recovery for patients. In fact, patients undergoing this procedure can return immediately to normal activities and exercise.”

Symptoms of venous disease include painful, heavy or swollen legs, as well as dry skin, cramps, ulcers and itchy skin.

BHC also held a ribbon cutting for its fifth practice downtown at St. Vincent’s Birmingham Cardiology Clinic located at 2700 Tenth Avenue South, POB 2, Suite 305. Drs. Monica Hunter, James Towery, and Richard Vest provide high-quality cardiovascular care for patients at this location. Services include diagnostic testing, interventional treatments and procedures, and the management of pacemakers, arrhythmia and Coumadin.

In addition to the downtown location, BHC sees patients at four other clinics: the main campus at 100 Pilot Medical Drive across from St. Vincent’s East in Trussville, at Northside Medical Associates campus in Pell City, St. Vincent’s Blount in Oneonta, and in Gardendale.

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