What is a Vascular Surgeon?

What does a Vascular Surgeon treat? Defined by Wikepedia: “Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction…the vascular surgeon is trained in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting all parts of the vascular system except that of the heart and brain.” Defined by VascularWeb .org (excerpt): ” Who is a vascular surgeon? A vascular surgeon is a highly trained physician dedicated exclusively to the care of disorders of the circulatory system, including the arteries and the veins. What type of training is involved? Defined by Wikepedia: ” Previously…

Do Men Get Varicose Veins? | Hannum Vein Clinic

Q: Do men have varicose veins less often than women? A: Yes, but the difference is not as great as you might think. You may be surprised to learn that 55% of women will suffer from varicose veins, compared to 45% of men. (stat from covidien website: “42% of men are expected to develop varicose veins by the time they reach their 60s”) And, as educational programs increase awareness of how simple it is to treat vein disorders, more men will start seeking treatment and the % of men compared to women will increase. Today, 30+ million suffer with varicose veins and leg pain! It’s very common. Post by Dr.…

Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome: What are the SYMPTOMS? And, how do you know if that’s what’s causing your leg issues? Last month, I had a booth at Solivita in Poinciana for their annual health fair. I met so many fit and health savvy residents. Many I spoke with shared stories about different sensations they have in their legs throughout the day, and well into the night while sleeping. I decided to write this blog post tonight to share with you some symptoms of the condition known as Restless Leg Syndrome. People have a very hard time pinpointing the exact feeling/sensation they are having in their legs, which is common! The condition…

Friday is a good rest day!

Varicose Veins and leg pain are a very common condition. Over 30 million people in the USA suffer with leg pain and bumpy veins, known as varicose veins. For many people who may have a career that requires long hours of standing ex: teachers, usps post office, bank tellers, hair stylist, nurses…a few moments of rest, kicking your legs up and relaxing is very healthy! Its a helpful (temporary) way to relieve leg swelling and aches. Take a look at this video. A very simple, yet VERY effective way to alleviate leg pain, swelling, cramps, and tired legs. Click here: Leg Circulation Exercise If you are suffering with chronic leg…

Who needs to see a Vascular Surgeon?

Who needs to see a vascular surgeon? A vascular surgeon is a highly trained physician who manages patients with all forms of vascular disease, so almost any patient might have occasion to see such a specialist. This includes: Patients with aneurysms in almost any location in the chest, abdomen, or extremities. Patients with varicose veins, spider veins, or leg ulcers caused by venous disease. Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), whether symptoms are minor or more threatening to the leg. Many patients with carotid disease or blockage will see a vascular surgeon for stroke prevention and treatment. Patients with kidney failure require dialysis access procedures, also provided by vascular surgeons.…

What we offer to Physicians and Community!

For Community: Did you know? We offer a free educational service to the community! Call (407) 329-3108 to speak with our Clinical Director and setup a time/date to have one of our clinical experts visit your community and educate your group on Varicose Veins, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and prevention/procedure guidance. We have a bilingual staff! For Physicians: Hannum Vascular provides a Clinical Liaison dedicated to providing personalized service for phyicians in Osceola and Polk County, Poinciana, and St. Cloud. Our physician liaison is available to: visit your practice; inform you of new services, treatment options and clinical trials; work to understand your needs provide English and Spanish educational materials If…

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Leg pain when walking at an incline? This could be caused by a dangerous condition known as Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.). This disease commonly affects the arteries in the legs. People with P.A.D. develop plaque in the linning of the arteries. This plaque can be very hard, like a rock, or soft like french fries. The plaque that develops will interfere with bloodflow, causing the leg to loose blood (oxygen). Without proper bloodflow, a person can loose their toes, feet, and legs all together. It doesn’t happen overnight, which is great because you can prevent the development of P.A.D. by changing your lifestyle!! Peripheral Arterial Disease commonly affects these type…