Dr Wright Discusses Highlights of American College of Phlebology's Annual Meeting Including Inspiring Talk from Academy Award Winning Actress Kathy Bates

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At the American College of Phlebology, Dr. Thomas Wright spoke and presented an abstract outlining facts about tumescent anesthesia, promoting it as the preferred method of anesthesia for saphenous vein ablation. This presentation was also highlighted by the discussion of additional new technologies for vein treatment, and a moving speech by Kathy Bates.

On November 4, Dr. Thomas Wright, Medical Director of Laser Lipo and Vein Center, presented a research abstract at the American College of Phlebology’s annual congress.

In the abstract presentation titled “Safety of Tumescent Anesthesia in Venous Vascular Surgeries,” Dr. Wright outlined facts that tumescent anesthesia is the preferred method of anesthesia for saphenous vein ablation. He also presented and discussed additional new technologies that are being used to treat varicose veins that have replaced older treatments such as vein stripping.

This year’s congress also presented talks concerning the surgical treatment of deep and superficial vein disease. Information concerning new medication to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) such as Direct Acting Oral Anticoagulants (DOAC) and new treatments for varicose veins, such as VenaSeal, a new vein closure system, were presented. There was also an increased emphasis on Lymphatic Disease with scientific session on lymphedema and lipedema at this year’s annual congress. Of note Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates gave a moving talk on the need for improvement in the care of Lymphatic Disease.

About Dr. Thomas Wright and the Laser Lipo and Vein Center

Dr. Thomas Wright is the medical director at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center. He is the leading liposuction and vein doctor in St. Louis. He is a liposuction specialist providing artistic body sculpting using advanced, safe techniques, including tumescent liposuction. He holds several certifications and professional affiliations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

The Laser Lipo and Vein Center is a comprehensive liposuction and vein health center offering state of the art techniques in laser medicine. Dr. Wright and his entire staff offer concentrated, personalized care to patients to ensure successful outcomes for all patients.

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