Category Archives: EVLT

Dr. Olinde featured in Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge

Vascular surgeon Andrew Olinde, MD, was named Chief Medical Officer at Baton Rouge General in December. In this role, Dr. Olinde is responsible for building positive relationships with the physician community and representing the General publicly on medical topics. In addition, he continues to see patients at the Vascular Specialty Center located on the General’s […]

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Symptoms of Vein Disease You Shouldn’t Ignore

Every beat of your heart sends blood through a complex system of large and small blood vessels called the circulatory system. Healthy veins are essential for maintaining proper blood circulation throughout your body and keeping your heart, lungs and kidneys is good working order. When your veins become weakened or compromised, you’re at risk of […]

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Diagnosing Vein Disease

If your primary care physician believes you are at risk for vein disease he may refer you to a vascular specialist. The vascular specialists at Total Vein Care can evaluate your known (and unknown) vein issues, and recommend the best treatment. How is vein disease diagnosed? When you share your concerns about your vein health […]

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How You Can Keep Your Veins Healthy

The veins and arteries are the super highways of the circulatory system. The arteries carry oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the tissues and organs, and the veins return the blood back to the heart. Healthy, free-flowing veins are vital to circulatory health, and can help you avoid conditions such as: Phlebitis (inflammation of the veins) […]

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Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose veins are painful, bulging, unsightly veins that require specialized treatment performed by a vein specialist. If you’re experiencing symptoms related to varicose veins, like swelling or aching, a complete vein screening will help determine the best treatment options for you. Early diagnosis and treatment can eliminate the signs and symptoms of varicose veins and […]

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New Year, New You: Treating Vein Disease

Do you have vein disease? Vein disease is a common condition that affects millions of people every year. It is often manifested by visible veins on the legs, called varicose veins and spider veins. Spider veins generally don’t exhibit any symptoms, but varicose veins can be very painful, and even debilitating. You may have vein […]

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Foods for Vascular Health

There are many methods for improving your vascular health, and incorporating certain foods into your diet that are known to strengthen blood vessels and promote circulation is at the top of the list. A few foods packed with nutrients to support healthy veins and arteries are: Oranges Citrus fruits, like oranges, carry high levels of […]

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What is Venous Reflux?

Venous reflux occurs as a result of venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency takes place when the one-direction valves within the veins become weakened or damaged and fail to pump the blood properly back to the heart. As a result, the blood will flow backward (reflux) in the vein, causing blood to pool, which in turn causes […]

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Vein Consultations

To best treat your vein problems, you will be taken through a series of steps to thoroughly evaluate your condition. Vein problems can be quite painful and visually unappealing, so as we conduct your exam, your vein care professional will do his best to ensure your diagnosis and treatment are as swift as they are […]

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Is Your Job Putting You at Risk for Vein Disease?

Prolonged sitting while at work has been linked to vein problems Many of us work at jobs that require long periods of sitting or standing in one position. Perhaps you spend your day working at a computer. Maybe you’re a manicurist, a bus driver or a checkout clerk at a store. All of these jobs […]

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