Who Treats Varicose Veins?

Many physicians have begun to offer varicose vein treatments. Unfortunately, most of these physicians have no experience in varicose veins treatments and are just pursuing this for the financial reward. We have noticed numerous patients seeking second opinions after being told they need vein surgery by their orthopedic surgeon, gynecologist, chiropractor and other unscrupulous specialty […]

Who Needs Dialysis Access?

When your organs fail, modern technology steps in to perform their jobs and save your life.  Among these life-saving machines, one of the most widely used and most effective is dialysis, a treatment that does the job of your kidneys when yours have failed.  At Rockland Thoracic & Vascular Associates, we create dialysis access ports for patients in […]

Risk Factors for Emphysema

A form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema develops when you’ve sustained damage to the walls of your lungs between the air sacs called alveoli. Once pliable and elastic, your lung tissue becomes stiff and can’t expel air completely.  With old air trapped in your lungs, there’s no space for fresh air to enter, which causes […]