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How Radiology Services Can Help Your Wounds Feb 3rd, 2021

Unfortunately, many Americans struggle with chronic wounds, essentially skin ulcerations or sores that refuse to heal. They’re often related to underlying conditions such as diabetes, venous insufficiency, chronic kidney disease, and other serious medical conditions that affect your vascular health. Our expert team here at Vein & Vascular Solutions NYC,...

What to Expect With Dialysis Access Surgery Jan 1st, 2021

Our board-certified physicians at Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC, in the Midwood area of Brooklyn, New York, are experts in numerous vascular and endovascular surgical procedures, including dialysis access management. You can rely on our team to provide top-rated, highly effective care that’s always patient-focused. What is dialysis? When healthy,...

Noticing the Signs of Peripheral Arterial Disease Dec 8th, 2020

Symptoms related to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) typically start very subtly, so they may be hard to identify initially. Still, there are some signs and symptoms to watch for, and understanding your risk factors may alert you that it’s time to see a specialist. Our team of board-certified physicians at...

Help for Your Uterine Fibroids Nov 19th, 2020

Many women develop uterine fibroids without ever knowing they exist. However sometimes uterine fibroids can cause significant discomfort, excessive menstrual bleeding, and other troublesome symptoms that may make them hard to tolerate. The board-certified interventional radiologists at Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC, with offices in the Midwood area of Brooklyn...

5 Popular Radiology Technologies Oct 5th, 2020

In 1895, plain film X-rays made it possible to see bone and other structures inside the body without a surgical incision. Technology moved forward and introduced other diagnostic imaging studies that offer more details than a plain film, such as ultrasound in 1956, CT scans in 1972, and MRI in...

What to Expect When You Get Your Port Placed Sep 23rd, 2020

Sometimes referred to as a port-a-cath, a port is a small medical device that allows easy access to your veins for recurrent blood draws and delivery of intravenous medications or fluids. If you’ve ever needed frequent intravenous (IV) treatment or experienced failure of IV access, you’ll likely appreciate the many...

What Is Peripheral Venous Disease and How Do I Know if I Have It? Aug 3rd, 2020

Peripheral venous disease, also referred to as peripheral vascular disease (PVD), is an umbrella term for several conditions that affect blood flow in the veins and arteries outside of your heart. If left untreated, PVD can cause serious health complications, including blood clots, tissue death (gangrene), and even limb amputation....

Home Care for Your Port Jul 29th, 2020

If you require frequent intravenous (IV) access for treatment of a health-related problem, an implanted port can save you time and discomfort. To function as designed, though, these small devices need a little care and attention at home. Lev Pukin, MD, is a board-certified interventional radiologist and vein specialist who...

Understanding Uterine Fibroid Embolization Jul 29th, 2020

Uterine fibroids are a common cause of many issues for women, including heavy menstrual periods and bladder or bowel cramps. Many women just live with this condition, not aware that a relatively simple procedure could be performed to relieve the pain. A procedure called uterine fibroid embolization is performed by...

How Is Peripheral Arterial Disease Diagnosed? Apr 1st, 2020

The human body is a wondrous thing that comprises many complex, interconnected systems. These systems keep your body humming along how it’s supposed to — but if one system gets kinked, many things can go wrong.  One of those complex bodily systems is your circulatory system, which consists of your...