What is Venous Disease? Venous disease is a condition that affects the venous system, which includes veins and venules in the body. Data from Circulation AHA Journals indicates that varicose veins affect more than 25 million adults in the United States and more than 6 million with more advanced venous disease. It can be…

Venous insufficiency is a condition that affects your veins and can lead, without appropriate intervention, to serious complications. Venous insufficiency occurs when the veins’ natural valves become insufficient, or leaky, allowing blood to flow backwards towards the feet. Varicose veins have an estimated prevalence between 5% and 30% in the adult population, with a female:…

You can find our first article on leg pain and swelling here. Leg swelling generally occurs because of an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the lower extremity. In our practice, the term we use for leg swelling from excessive fluid is peripheral edema. Peripheral edema occurs when fluid builds up in the…

Singing Free From Covid He’s alive because he could sing. I’d like to focus on a very unique and recent patient of mine named Frank, a veteran of the Korean conflict who suffers from end stage renal disease, developed as a consequence of a severe Covid infection that almost ended him last December. Frank has…

As a doctor, I am always mindful of the relationship with my patients. The continuity of care is important for the patient-centered relationship and far too often it is easy to get caught up in trying to do too many things at once because we are all so busy these days. In my experience, and…

Today we wish to discuss the best varicose vein treatment steps to our fellow community members in Ohio, to achieve great legs this summer. Treatment of varicose veins, starts with compression socks believe it or not. Did you know that typically the majority of insurance companies have a six-week to three-month compression stocking requirement before…

Smoking… Not only increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, lung disease and peripheral vascular disease, it specifically increases the risk of Covid19 infection, watch this video today to learn more. “As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we have seen more severe symptoms among those with underlying health concerns,”…

Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer MD FACS Thoracic & Vascular Surgery shares his perspective of life in a community hospital during this unprecedented time. ABOUT SCHMETTERER M.D. Lawrence Schmetterer, M.D., F.A.C.S. is one of the top and most trusted vascular surgeons in Youngstown and Warren, Ohio. He’s been practicing medicine for over 34-years and sees patients in Youngstown,…

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