MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh, internationally recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease, recently traveled to Vietnam on a medical mission trip to provide vitally needed care to patients with vein disease. While a strong emphasis of the trip was in providing patient care, Dr. Kabnick was also excited to offer an educational opportunity to the knowledgeable, but financially under-supported local health care professionals.
In Hanoi, Dr. Kabnick also presented a lecture entitled "What We Know about Endothermal Ablation of the Saphenous Trunk," which was translated in advance for Vietnamese physicians. The great saphenous vein (GSV) is the large (subcutaneous) superficial vein of the leg and thigh. Endothermal ablation is a method of treatment for reflux disease in the GSV. According to WebGrades.com, the estimated prevalence rate for varicose veins in Vietnam is just under 4 million.
Having grown up in this area and possessing strong ties to the history of Vietnam, Dr. Kabnick stressed, "The trip was a valuable and touching experience for me personally." Kabnick continued, "You almost do not even realize how much something like this means, the Vietnamese people were warm and hospitable; often showering us with trinkets." Very much aware of the fact that a short term medical mission will not address the largest health care needs in Vietnam, Dr. Kabnick's hope is that it will contribute toward alleviating some of these needs.
About Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, FACS
Lowell S. Kabnick, M.D., FACS, FACPh, Director of NYU Vein Center, is a world-renowned surgeon-teacher whose patient-centered approach to vein care has enabled the creation and improvement of many of today's most advanced noninvasive vascular surgery techniques. Recognized by his peers as an international authority on the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease, Dr. Kabnick was the first vascular surgeon in the United States to perform the VNUS Closure™ (radiofrequency) procedure and the VenaCure EVLT™ (laser) procedure--two FDA approved breakthrough technologies for treating the underlying causes of many varicose vein problems. Because of Dr. Kabnick's achievements, and his reputation as a personable and scholarly caregiver, he not only attracts patients locally, but also nationally and internationally. For more information, please visit www.lowellkabnickmd.com.
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