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.
Endovenous Laser Therapy
laser fiber may be used instead of the radiofrequency catheter for the VNUS
closure/radiofrequency ablation. The results are generally similar although
there tends to be more discomfort and bruising.
may have varicose veins that are larger than the typical spider veins and
thus not ideally treated with sclerotherapy. Under those circumstances, you
may be best treated by actual removal of the visible veins. This procedure
is performed in the office setting using sterile technique and a form of
local anesthesia. Tiny puncture incisions are made directly over the marked
veins which are then removed directly. The incisions are closed either with
a single suture or with a steri-strip tape. We then place your stocking on
your leg. You will be able to walk home. There is minimal discomfort after
the procedure, and you should be able to resume normal activities within a
we identify short veins that reflux from the deep veins to the superficial
veins, usually in the lower leg. These refluxing perforators can cause high
pressure to develop in the superficial veins and can cause local
varicosities and ulcers to develop. We can ‘heat seal’ these veins using a
variation of the technique we use for radiofrequency ablation of the
saphenous vein described above. Under sterile conditions we give local
anesthesia and thread a special catheter into the perforator vein under
ultrasound guidance. We then heat seal the perforator vein and remove the
catheter. There is minimal discomfort and excellent success rate with this