McLeod Vascular Surgeons Dr. Eva Rzucidlo and Dr. Carmen Piccolo were guest speakers on the Live 95 “Good Morning Pee Dee” show with Host Ken Ard on Thursday, February 28.
Dr. Rzucidlo brought awareness to the listeners of Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair (FEVAR). For ten percent of patients, an abdominal aortic aneurysm is too close to the kidneys, making treatment complicated. However, the new minimally-invasive procedure, FEVAR, at McLeod is changing that. The FEVAR graft is custom-designed with holes that allow blood flow to continue to vital organs. Once the graft is placed inside the aneurysm, blood can flow which reduces pressure on the aneurysm and prevents rupture.
Dr. Piccolo discussed the McLeod Vein Center which specializes in the treatment of venous disease. The clinic includes a team of vascular physicians, nurses and specialized vascular technicians. This group can help relieve symptoms, improve cosmetic appearance and assist in avoiding more serious medical complications. Whether to relieve symptoms and/or improve appearance, treating varicose veins can be performed by vein centers that specialize in the evaluation and management of venous disorders.