Weight Loss Surgery
May 28, Tuesday 6:00 pm
Where: Courtyard Boston Woburn/Boston North Hotel
We encourage you to attend the live session but the Online Seminar is always open if you don't want to wait until the next live seminar
Support Group Meeting will be
held on June 26, Wednesday at 7:30 pm
following the Information Seminar.
TOPIC: To be announced...
In the meantime check the Online Support Forum for any issues.
Did you know?
Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or VSG is now covered by most health insurance plans. The Weight Center at Commonwealth Surgical Associates has been offering Sleeve Gastrectomy since 2008.
2012 Top Doctors
Dr. Dennis Begos was recognized
In the December 2012 issue of Boston Magazine Dr. Begos was recognized as a Top Doctor in colorectal surgery. The 2012 list features a total of 645 physicians selected by their peers in 57 specialties.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA or VNUS Closure)
This technique has virtually replaced the old-fashioned vein stripping,
which is rarely done these days. It represents a dramatic advance in the
treatment of venous reflux and varicosities. This procedure is performed in
the office using sterile techniques. A small nick is made in your skin after
local anesthesia is administered. The saphenous vein is then punctured using
ultrasound guidance, and a special catheter is advanced through the length
of the vein. Special local anesthesia is then injected along the vein, and
the catheter is then used to heat-seal the vein.
The heat-sealing process is painless and takes about
3-4 minutes. The catheter and sheath are then removed and a bandage applied.
Your compression stocking is put on, and you are able to walk home with no
difficulty. There is almost no post-procedural pain and you should be able
to return to normal by the next day. The results of RFA are usually
dramatic, with resolution of your throbbing, pain, and swelling in most
In many cases small varicose veins connected to the treated vein may resolve completely as can be seen in these pre- and post- procedure pictures.
Sometimes, you may want to have either sclerotherapy or ambulatory
phlebectomy for any prominent veins that still remain.