The diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injury through a variety of procedures, often enhanced by the individual surgeon's special interest and training.

FHN surgeons perform laparoscopic and vascular surgery plus provide varicose vein removal. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery done through small incisions using specialized techniques and tools such as miniature cameras with microscopes, tiny fiber-optic lights and high definition monitors. Vascular surgery is dedicated to the care of patients with disorders of the circulatory system.

The innovative, clinically tested surgical procedure for varicose vein removal, Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy, uses a beam of light under the skin to highlight the vein while a small surgical device is used to remove the vein with a minimal number of incisions. The TRIVEX method usually takes half the time of conventional procedures and for some patients, may result in easier recovery and good cosmetic improvement. Varicose veins affect some 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men.

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The following providers are associated with surgery:
Barry Barnes MD, FACS
Rafael Castro MD, FACS, WCC
Cassi Reed MS, FNP-BC