Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer MD FACS Thoracic & Vascular Surgery discusses a procedure used to restore blood flow to the lower leg called a “FemPop” bypass. He talks about when a doctor may decide this is the next best option when all endovascular techniques are exhausted. He also shares what questions to ask your doctor before…

In my practice, the most common reasons for a patient referral are leg pain and swelling.  So many people have problems with their legs, but often these difficulties seem to take a back seat to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and other serious health issues.  Many times patients hesitate to mention these problems to…

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