Here comes the cooler weather where you can go back to wearing long pants and leggings — but don’t just cover your varicose veins up! A better choice is to start treatment now because Autumn is one of the best times of year to treat your varicose veins.
Women with uterine fibroids are often told hysterectomy is their only option, but that is not the case. Uterine Fibroid Embolization, or UFE, is a non-surgical option to treat this sometimes painful condition. If you are experiencing the painful symptoms of fibroids, keep reading to learn about UFE and how it can help.
Yes, of course, varicose veins can be unsightly and cause us to cover our legs even in warmer weather. We may try to hide them, but they are still there and can be affecting our vascular health. Here are a few reasons why varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic issue.
We care about our patients health and well-being. In response to the Coronavirus we are offering telehealth visits. Please do not come to the office if you feel sick, have a fever or cough, or have been around someone or live with someone with a suspected respiratory illness. If any of these apply to you, please call us to reschedule your appointment. We will be screening patients at the time of scheduling and when they come for their visit. We will be screening staff members at the start of every shift. Only the patient will be allowed in the exam rooms unless they require a caregiver to be with them during the visit. Your health is our top priority, and we will do everything we can to protect our patients, their families, and our staff.
Effective April 29th, 2019, our new location will be 8671 South Quebec Street, Suite #200, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130.
The new building is conveniently located off of Quebec St and C-470, and adjacent to King Soopers. The phone and fax numbers are the same.
We look forward to continuing to serve patients at our new location.
Jessica Mares has suffered with gynecologic issues her entire life, including excruciating pelvic pain. Over the years, the now 40-year-old Littleton resident has had surgery to treat her endometriosis as well as a hysterectomy at age 24-and still the pain persisted (and got progressively worse) for the next two decades.
“You start thinking, ‘Am I crazy?’ Because no one can figure out what’s wrong with you,” Mares says. That’s when her gynecologist determined the pain could be caused by a condition called pelvic venous congestion (PVC). She was referred to Brooke Spencer, MD, an interventional radiologist at Littleton Adventist Hospital, who confirmed this was the case, and that Mares’ iliac vein, located deep within the pelvis, was compressed. The vein is supposed to be open just 3 millimeters. Spencer was able to treat it by making a tiny nick in Mares’ upper thigh and then guiding a tiny flexible tube to the vein. Once there, she used a stent to open the vein. Two days later, Mares was already out doing yard work.
“A lot of people have this condition and don’t even know it, and I was one of them for years,” she says. “But I’m so thankful this is helping me now!”