My day-to-day medical practice is caring for patients with varicose veins and other vein disorders at Carolina Vein Care and Aesthetics in Greenville, an office-based specialty vein practice. As a board certified vascular surgeon, my practice over the last 27 years has included quite a bit of care of patients with more serious arterial vascular problems such as poor circulation of the legs, aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and dialysis access surgery.
These more serious arterial vascular problems are beyond the scope of our vein practice that Dr. Park and I started almost two years ago, but I do miss it. There is a real need in our communities for vascular surgery as this disease is very common in the south and there just aren’t enough fellowship-trained vascular surgeons available to do all the work.
So, on a monthly basis I help out at St. Francis in Greenville and Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia. The work can be complex and involves long hours, but the opportunity to keep working with old colleagues and staff as well as meeting new friends and learning new ways of doing things has been a great experience. It is my privilege to continue serving our local communities.
And there are often light-hearted moments when we let our personality and spirit come through, such as when the excellent vascular team OR staff at Lexington Medical Center made my surgical wardrobe suggestion!