Procedures
Skin Tag and Mole Removal
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mole-removalMoles are growths on your skin that are usually brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone, or in groups.

Skin tags are small flaps of tissue that hang off the skin by a connecting stalk. These are not dangerous, but can become irritated if anything rubs on them.

Since moles can develope into cancer, if Dr. Morton determines that a mole needs to be evaluated or removed, he can removed the entire mole, or simply take a small tissue sample for study.

 

Removing skin tags is fairly simple and can be accomplished by one of the following three methods.

  • Scalpel or scissors
  • Cryosurgery (freezing it off)
  • Electrosurgery (Burning it off with electricity)
 
Sclerotherapy
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legs-scSclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. The procedure involves an injection of a solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel will turn to scar tissue and fade from view.

Dr. Morton will visit with you to determine whether you are a candidate for this treatment.

 
Phlebectomy
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legs-phPhlebectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of a vein. This is sometimes done in cases of severe varicose veins.

In this procedure, several tiny cuts are made in the skin through which the varicosed vain is removed. This procedure does not typically require a stay in the hospital and can be done in Dr. Morton's office with light sedation using local anesthesia.

 
VNUS Closure for Varicose Veins
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veinsThe VNUS Closure procedure is a minimally invasive treatment alternative with less pain and less bruising when compared to traditional vein stripping surgery and laser treatment. Using the Closure system, physicians close the diseased veins by inserting the Closure catheter into a vein and heating the vein wall using temperature-controlled RF energy. Heating the vein wall causes collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close. After the vein is sealed shut, blood then naturally reroutes to healthy veins.

Venous reflux or venous insufficiency develops when the valves that usually keep blood flowing out of your legs become damaged or diseased.

The Closure procedure provides the following benefits for patients and physicians:

  • Minimally Invasive Outpatient Procedure. Closure catheters are inserted into the vein via a tiny incision in the lower leg, eliminating the need for groin surgery and general anesthesia. The Closure procedure can be performed using local anesthesia in a physician's office, as well as in an outpatient hospital setting or surgicenter.
  • Clinically Proven Less Post-Operative Pain. The Closure procedure does not involve pulling the diseased vein from the thigh as with vein stripping surgery, or using 700° C laser energy which boils blood to occlude a vein as with endovenous laser (EVL)12. In the RECOVERY Trial, a multi-center head-to-head comparative randomized trial comparing the Closure procedure with EVL, the Closure procedure was found to have less patient pain and less patient bruising than EVL for the best patient recovery experience available from a minimally invasive vein treatment.10 Additionally, in other randomized comparative studies have shown that patients receiving the Closure procedure return to normal activity and work significantly faster than those receiving vein stripping.3
  • Excellent Clinical Outcomes. The ClosureFAST catheter, which represents the latest advancement in the Closure procedure, has been shown in a multi-center study to have a 97.4 efficacy rate at one-year.11 This shows that the treatment is highly effective and, as proven in the RECOVERY trial, is gentle on the patient.10
  • Cosmetically Appealing. Because treatment with Closure is minimally invasive and is catheter-based, it results in little to no scarring. As with any medical procedure, you are encouraged to review all safety information associated with the procedure by consulting your physician.
 
Hemorrhoids
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hemorrhoidsWhat are hemmorhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal. This common problem can be painful but it's not usually serious.

Veins can swell inside the anal canal to form internal hemorrhoids, or they can swell near the opening of the anus to form external hemorrhoids. You can have both types at the same time. Symptoms and treatment depend on which type you have.

 

 

What can cause hemorrhoids?

  • Diarrhea or Constipation
  • Pregnancy
  • Being Overweight

What are the symptoms?

  • Bleeding during bowel movements
  • Itching
  • Rectal Pain
 


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