Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Knee replacement surgery is offered at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery.
Mercy Medical Center is home to The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, offering dedicated specialists and advanced treatment options.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
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Mercy vascular surgeon Dr. Alain Tanbe discusses a new treatment option for varicose veins.
The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is a comprehensive center specializing in circulatory system disorders. Our vascular doctors are experienced and skilled in the use of VenaSeal™.
VenaSeal is a procedure for treating venous reflux disease or venous insufficiency, a vascular condition affecting the blood flow in the lower extremities. Venous reflux disease frequently causes varicose veins.
The VenaSeal closure system is a minimally invasive treatment option that is performed in the doctor's office to improve blood flow by closing diseased veins. The VenaSeal system uses a medical adhesive (sometimes referred to as "vein glue") to close varicose veins and treat venous reflux disease.
VenaSeal eliminates traditional anesthesia, compression stockings and invasive surgical procedures. Most people can return to their normal lifestyle almost immediately after the VenaSeal procedure.
VenaSeal is performed in the doctor’s office. The patient receives medication to numb the affected area. A clear catheter is inserted in the vein, and a medical adhesive is delivered and applied to the vein, causing the vein to close and seal. The procedure forces blood to take a different route through healthy veins. The diseased vein becomes absorbed by the body. The VenaSeal procedure typically takes 30 minutes. Following the procedure patients spend time in recovery before they are discharged the same day.
People who experience lifestyle-limiting lower leg pain, swelling, skin damage and ulcerations due to varicose veins are potential candidates for VenaSeal. The vascular surgeon will perform a complete physical exam that will include a comprehensive look at symptoms along with an ultrasound exam to assess the extent of disease in the legs.
Your doctor will help you determine if VenaSeal may be a good treatment option for you.
The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnoses and treats a broad range of circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini stroke, leg pain and swelling, blood clots, aneurysms, varicose veins and circulatory disease. Drs. Paul Lucas, Kurtis Kim and Alain Tanbe provide comprehensive care using advanced treatments including balloon angioplasty, stent-graft repair, endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, aortic aneurysm and dissection, varicose vein removal, bypass surgery, neck artery repair and minimally invasive catheter procedures.
Dr. Alain Tanbe is a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon who treats disorders of the arteries and veins and offers comprehensive care for a broad range of vascular diseases.
Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.