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Progress Continues in Stroke Prevention

M. Vince Weaver, MD Discusses his journey… Working through the resistance … And gaining acceptance for technology… Click here to read entire article.

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Fighting Peripheral Artery Disease: Lifestyle Changes & Treatment

Lifestyle Changes to Avoid PAD Smoking and diabetes are among the most significant risk factors for developing PAD. Smokers should quit smoking and try to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Management of diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol with medication and diet can help with disease progression and other cardiovascular risks. Regular exercise for those with claudication […]

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Peripheral Artery Disease – Catch it Sooner Rather Than Later

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition where blood flow to the limbs is diminished. It’s a common circulatory issue caused by narrowing of the arteries that provide blood to these areas. Cholesterol and fatty deposits can build up over time on the inner walls of the arteries and lead to blockage and reduced blood […]

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Microphlebectomy: What Is It?

If you suffer from bulging veins or larger varicose veins, you may be a candidate for microphlebectomy. We perform this procedure in the Total Vein Care office in Baton Rouge. Only local anesthesia is required and there is little-to-no downtime for most people. What is microphlebectomy? A minimally invasive procedure, microphlebectomy is performed to remove […]

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Dr. Andrew Olinde Named to Prestigious 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America List

Dr. Andrew Olinde has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2017-2018. The prestigious recognition marks the eleventh time that Dr. Andrew Olinde has earned this honor. He was the only Vascular Surgeon to receive this award in Baton Rouge. The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, […]

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Veins vs. Arteries: What’s the Difference?

Your veins and arteries carry blood to and from your heart to the rest of your body. Without them, your body would not be able to function. They help provide essential nutrients and oxygen to your organs and tissues while carrying away waste. While they work together to keep your body working well, there are […]

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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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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Deep vein thrombosis is a serious, potentially deadly condition that occurs when a blood clot forms within a deep vein in the thigh, lower leg, pelvis, or arm. DVT can lead to life-threatening complications if the blood clot breaks free and travels to the lungs, which is called pulmonary embolism (PE). Symptoms of deep vein […]

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What is the VeinGogh Treatment?

The VeinGogh procedure is a quick, effective and minimally invasive treatment used to reduce or eliminate spider veins from the face, ankles or knees. What are spider veins? Spider veins are dilated superficial blood vessels that are caused by increased pressure in the veins. Spider veins are characterized by tiny, thin veins that sprawl just […]

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What is Phlebology?

Phlebology is a term used to describe the specialty of venous disorder treatments. A medically certified specialist in phlebology is called a phlebologist. The American Medical Association added phlebology to their list of self-designated practice specialties in 2005. There have been many associations and societies put in place that focus entirely on the treatment of […]

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