A lot of patients in Cleveland, OH who are suffering from different types of vascular anomalies rely on our team to provide the appropriate treatment for their condition. These conditions include hemangiomas, vascular malformations, and vascular tumors, with each having different associated treatments. Here is a run-through of your initial consultation with Dr. Totonchi:
In every procedure, an initial consultation is always important as this will help your doctor identify if you are fit for the treatment or not. This is also where the physical examination happens. During this time, Dr. Totonchi will evaluate the the lesions that require treated. It is also during your physical examination that other underlying diseases involving your blood vessels will be identified. Some patients need imaging studies like MRA or angiography, for this reason these conditions are treated in multi specialty team approach involving a plastic surgeon with experience in vascular anomalies, interventional radiologist, dermatologist and pathologist.
Dr. Totonchi will also take your complete medical history. This includes:
- Existing illnesses or medical conditions, especially involving the heart and other vital organs of the body
- Medications and other supplemental drugs you are currently taking, especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, blood thinners, or antibiotics
- Any allergies
- Previous treatments or procedures to manage varicose veins and the outcomes of these treatments
- Review of the imaging studies that have been done or requesting one.
treatment options differs significantly from a condition to another one, it could be just observation, laser treatment, surgery, need for interventional radiology procedure or combination of these.
During your visit these options can be discussed. Fo any questions, call us today at (216) 778-2262 to schedule an appointment with him.