Franklin Health Surgery Adds New Service
Varicose vein treatment now available
July 24, 2014
Surgeon Benoit Blondeau, MD, FACS, MBA
With the addition of surgeon Benoit Blondeau, MD, FACS, MBA, joining the staff of Franklin Health Surgery in December, the medical practice has added varicose veins to the range of conditions it treats.
Dr. Blondeau has a professional interest in venous disorders and completed a fellowship in vascular medicine from CHU Tours in France. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery.
“Varicose veins develop through a combination of weakened vein walls and faulty valves,” said Dr. Blondeau. “That means people with varicose veins are more likely to develop advanced symptoms such as pain, swelling, skin changes, and ulcers. Because of its progressive nature, treating venous disease is never simply cosmetic, and a dermatologist and wound care specialist will be consulted as needed.”
According to Dr. Blondeau there are several options for effective treatment of varicose veins to give patients relief from their symptoms. Treatments range from noninvasive options such as compression and lifestyle changes, to surgery and endovenous treatments, to a nonsurgical laser procedure.
If you are experiencing leg discomfort or sores, or if you are interested in stopping the progression of varicose veins call for an appointment.
Franklin Health Surgery is located on the second floor of the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus. To schedule an appointment call 778-6579.
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