A board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Mason Mandy has eight years of experience in private practice and currently works out of the Forest Hills and Bronx, New York locations of Metro Vein Centers. He is a vein doc with a varied professional background, and in addition to having run his own private practice, he has done medical missionary work in Africa, taught medicine, and he currently volunteers his services on behalf of underprivileged patients.
The making of a vein doc
Dr. Mandy graduated with honors from the United States Air Force Academy in 2001; he had a double major in biology and biochemistry. Following that, he completed medical school at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine and went on to do a general surgery residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. Next came a successful private practice in Nashville, and from there Dr. Mandy later moved on to work at the first Metro Veins Centers New York location in Queens.
Philosophy of medicine
Dr. Mandy is passionate about his work as a surgeon, and he says that nothing gives him more pleasure than seeing the dramatic improvements in his patients’ lives that come from having treatments done. At Metro Vein Centers, he is able to do treatments without general anesthesia that minimize the inconvenience to his patients, and he is proud that he is able to work in this manner.
Varicose veins occur when veins carrying blood towards the heart leak in the wrong direction, creating swollen and dark-blue colored vessels that are clearly visible and unsightly. Spider veins have the same underlying cause but are spread out like a spider web and do not protrude as much as varicose veins. Both varicose and spider veins are most likely to occur on the legs, which are supporting the weight of the body and absorbing the shocks of daily activities. Today’s treatments for varicose and spider veins are effective, safe and frequently covered by insurance, so there is no need to put up with these conditions.
If you are feeling pain in your legs, experiencing leg cramps at night or seeing bleeding ulcers on the legs, yet are not seeing varicose veins, it is likely that you have some other type of venous insufficiency. Such symptoms can often be treated with rest and elevation of the legs, but it is best to talk about them with a doctorvidmat app.
Seeing a Metro Vein Centers doctor about varicose veins
There are a number of venous symptoms of the legs that indicate it’s time to see a doctor immediately. These include swollen and red veins, rashes and sores, skin that is changing color and varicose veins that are bleeding. Furthermore, if you feel that any venous condition is getting in the way of your daily activities, it’s imperative to talk to a doctor about the situation.
In order to make a diagnosis, a Metro Vein Centers doctor will examine your legs, do physical tests and possibly have an ultrasound done. In part because vein disease is extremely common, a great deal is known about it, and an experienced vein doc can usually determine what is wrong fairly quickly.