Blog Articles

Thomas' Story: Peripheral Artery Disease

Thomas is a retired Registered Nurse who enjoys living an active lifestyle. He plays 18 holes of golf regularly, is an avid fisherman, loves to travel, enjoys taking his dog for long walks,...

Apr 4th, 2016
Does Crossing Your Legs Cause Varicose Veins?

Contrary to an old wives tale: a study in the journal Blood Pressure Monitoring determined that crossing your legs while sitting has no or little impact on whether you’ll develop varicose veins...

Nov 16th, 2015
SFVA Now Performs Minimally Invasive Balloon Kyphoplasty...

If you have osteoporosis or have a history of metastatic cancer in the bones and you suddenly develop back pain or your back pain worsens, you could be experiencing a spinal fracture and should seek medical attention immediately...

Sep 9th, 2015
David's Story: Varicoceles in Young Men

In June of 2014, 19 year old David began feeling discomfort and heaviness in his left testicle. He had no idea what was causing the discomfort and thought that resting and icing it would help but there was no relief...

Aug 10th, 2015
May is Stroke Awareness Month

Did you know that every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke? Each year, almost 800,000 strokes occur in the United States, often leading to serious, life-changing complications...

May 12th, 2015
Who Are Interventional Radiologists?

Many of you may not be familiar with Interventional Radiology (IR) or who an Interventional Radiologist is so we would like to take this time to explain more about this amazing specialty that offers alternatives to traditional open surgery...

Apr 29th, 2015
Gary's Story: Varicoceles

The urologist diagnosed Gary with a varicocele, a relatively common condition that affects approximately 10 percent of young men usually during the second or third decade of life...

Mar 16th, 2015
Do You Have Varicose Veins?...

When treating varicose veins, laser therapy remains the best option, a new study says. Laser is preferred over surgery or foam due to higher success rates with the least amount of complications...

Nov 3rd, 2014
Could Dark Chocolate Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation?

In a recent article in HealthDay News it was reported that the antioxidants contained in dark chocolate might help people suffering from reduced blood flow to their legs, according to researchers from an Italian report...

Jul 8th, 2014
Hysterectomy or Uterine Artery Embolization?

One-third of American women experience some type of pelvic health disorder by the time they're 60. And about 600,000 women every year have a hysterectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the uterus and its troubling symptoms...

Jan 27th, 2014
Peripheral Artery Disease: A Global Crisis

The number of people with Peripheral Artery Disease worldwide has skyrocketed. In 2000, there were 164 million cases reported and in 2010 the number jumped to 202 million...

Aug 12th, 2013
Diabetics and Superbug Risks

If there’s anything Americans can agree on, it’s that diabetes is a disease you should not take lightly. Lifestyle changes, like exercising and eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, can help to prevent and reduce the symptoms of diabetes...

Jun 6th, 2013
Preventing Peripheral Artery Disease

America’s population is aging and is contributing to the increasing health care costs in the country. One of the most prevalent conditions affecting America’s older population is Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD...

May 29th, 2013
March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month

According to the Vascular Disease Foundation, blood clots affect over 600,000 Americans each year and cause more deaths each year than the more well-publicized conditions of breast cancer, AIDS, and motor vehicle accidents...

Mar 4th, 2013
Alberto's Story: Varicoceles

It is estimated that 15-percent of men between the ages of 25-40, at some point in their lives will suffer from varicocele...

Oct 5th, 2012
Minimally Invasive Procedure Saves Limbs and Lives...

Peripheral Artery Disease(PAD) is the hardening or narrowing of the arteries in the leg caused by fatty deposits or calcium which accumulate in the blood vessels of the buttocks, legs, and feet blocking normal blood flow...

Sep 5th, 2012
Travel & Deep Vein Thrombisis (DVT)

While there is no direct link between travel and deep vein thrombosis, sitting for long periods of time could put you at higher risk especially if you have additional risk factors such as cancer, congested heart failure, are over the age of 40...

Mar 22nd, 2012
Why is March Deep Vein Thrombosis Month?

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. It's no coincidence, according to The Vascular Disease Foundation, that the month selected to raise awareness about this potentially fatal disease is the only month named with an action verb...

Mar 6th, 2012
Do you Suffer from Varicose Veins?

Venous insufficiency involves one or more veins. Valves in the veins usually push the flow of blood toward the heart. When these valves are damaged, the blood leaks and pools in the legs and feet...

Oct 18th, 2011
Carotid Artery Stenting

Local Surgeon Implants New Minimally Invasive Carotid Stent Device and Saves One Man's Life

Sep 15th, 2011
Arteriosclerosis

I always talk about modern technology and the miracles performed daily. I recently received a story telling about a miracle and a light at the end of the tunnel...

Sep 15th, 2011
Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Non-invasive Treatment Helps New Mom In Trouble. Doctor Uses Rare Procedure to stop Bleeding, Save Uterus...

Sep 15th, 2011
Dr. Julien Honored as a Top Physician in South Florida

Dr. William Julien is a board certified interventional radiologist with a full time endovascular practice. Dr. Julien places a strong emphasis on the importance of patient education offering his patients clear explanations on the details...

Sep 15th, 2011
Minimally Invasive Procedures

A new and exciting trend in medicine offering minimally invasive surgical procedures has given local resident Franey Way the opportunity to ring in the New Year with a renewed sense of optimism...

Sep 15th, 2011
Carotid Artery Stenting

In fact, she wasn’t able to do much of any of the things she used to enjoy like cooking her favorite meals or making a trip to the local grocery store, after having a series of alarming episodes where her right hand and foot would become numb...

Sep 15th, 2011
Vein Viewer

Using a high -tech device placed on top of the skin, doctors can now see veins inside your body. The device is called the Vein Viewer and will benefit many patients, including children and cancer patients...

Sep 15th, 2011