Your leg pain may be caused by vascular diseases of the veins or arteries, Medina Vein & Vascular Center can help

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Does pain or swelling in your legs affect your daily life? Dr. Barry Zadeh (right), of Medina Vein & Vascular Center, offers free leg screenings and in-office procedures to help patients return to their lives—pain free. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Laura Briedis

With each beat, the heart pumps oxygen-rich blood into the arteries—up to 90 gallons an hour. The arteries carry blood away from the heart to all the body’s tissues, and then the veins carry blood back to the heart. And so the cycle repeats. Any blockage, however, can lead to myriad of health issues.

While the coronary arteries are prone to developing blockages, so, too, are arteries in the legs. At Medina Vein & Vascular Center, Dr. Zadeh has performed tens of thousands of venous and arterial procedures over the past 30 years.

“We focus on all things legs,” says Dr. Zadeh. “Having healthy legs results in a healthier life. You are able to exercise, be more active and simply move around easier, which leads to a richer and more fulfilling lifestyle.”

The staff at Medina Vein & Vascular Center is taking extra safety precautions to stop the spread of Covid-19, including wearing masks and an increased disinfecting protocol.

In-office Procedure to Treat PAD
A common condition Dr. Zadeh treats is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), which results when there is narrowing or blockage caused by the buildup of fatty plaque in the vessels in the legs or lower extremities that carry blood from the heart to the legs. PAD can happen in any blood vessel, but it is more common in the legs.

“If you have pain while walking, specifically in the calf, thigh or buttocks muscles, that is a symptom that you may have blockage in your arteries in your leg,” says Dr. Zadeh. “And if the disease is severe, you may have pain in your legs even when laying down, or have cold feet or discolored toes.”

“PAD is very prevalent in our society, especially in people who smoke or have hypertension or diabetes,” he says. “If left untreated, PAD can result in a heart attack, stroke or amputation. Our goal is to treat the condition before it gets advanced, so we offer free leg screenings for people who are experiencing leg pain.”

Pioneering a novel approach, Dr. Zadeh offers the “pedal” procedure that can be done in an office setting without requiring a trip to the hospital. Working through an artery in the foot, Dr. Zadeh uses balloons, stents or lasers to open up blockages.

In the past, most doctors would access the artery through the groin. Recently, Dr. Zadeh has perfected the technique accessing the blockage through the foot, which is much safer and can be done in an office.

“There is a lot we can do in an outpatient setting,” he comments. “This is especially advantageous right now.”

Varicose Veins

Minimally Invasive Vein Procedures
If you are among those suffering from leg pain or swelling caused by vein reflux disease, varicose veins, valve insufficiencies and ulcers of the extremities, Medina Vein & Vascular Center can bring you relief through minimally invasive procedures with virtually no downtime.

As one of the most experienced doctors in the country performing endovascular ablation, mechanical chemical ablation and ClariVein, Dr. Zadeh explains that these minimally invasive procedures use tiny catheters to close off a damaged vein. Once the vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins. Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site and patients can resume normal activities within a day.

Leg Ulcers

Treatments for Leg Ulcers
Most often people associate the word “ulcer” with that burning and gnawing feeling of a stomach ulcer. However, just as common are ulcers of the legs, feet or toes that come with their own painful symptoms. “Leg ulcers affect both men and women of all ages and all backgrounds,” says Dr. Zadeh. “And they can be extremely painful.” Ulcers of the legs and feet can be caused by disease of the arteries or veins or both. Our multidisciplinary treatment for leg and foot ulcers may involve wound care and the treatment of the underlying arterial and vein disorders.

“We feel we offer the highest quality care and results for our patients” comments Dr. Zadeh. “And thanks to our new high tech facility in Medina, our treatments are available in a safe, clean, outpatient setting.”

Medina Vein and Vascular Center’s state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest high-tech equipment to perform minimally invasive procedures that treat both veins and arteries.

Medina Vein & Vascular Center is located at 3591 Reserve Commons Drive, Suite 201, in Medina. Call 330-723-VEIN (8346) for an appointment. For more information,