Veins, Veins Go away!

Hosted by James B. Alexander, MD

Are you tired of those ugly, gnarly, painful veins in your legs? If so, join us for a Health eTalk with vascular surgeon James B. Alexander, MD, FACS, of the Cooper Vein Center. Varicose veins affect nearly 40 million Americans and are a medical problem that need not go untreated. Dr. Alexander specializes in minimally invasive, outpatient treatments of varicose and spider veins that get patients back on their feet immediately and drastically improve their quality of life within days.

Varicose veins are not a just a cosmetic issue. They cause pain, throbbing and fatigue as well as redness, itching, and skin rashes and sores. They can also develop phlebitis, thrombosis and venous stasis ulcers – conditions that enlarge the veins, cause blood clots to form and prevent blood from moving in the right direction. In severe cases, varicose veins can cause deep vein thrombosis — sudden, severe swelling of the legs that requires immediate medical attention.

Dr. Alexander will answer your questions and provide advice on what you can do to eliminate problem veins and protect your vascular health.

About Dr. Alexander
James B. Alexander, MD, FACS, is an Attending Surgeon, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and is the Vice Chief for Education for Cooper’s Department of Surgery. A board certified, fellowship trained vascular and endovascular surgeon, Dr. Alexander is a graduate of Yale University and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in general surgery at Cooper University Hospital where he served as Chief Resident. He then completed his fellowship training in vascular surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and returned to Cooper as an Attending Surgeon in 1986. He is consistently named as a “Top Doctor” by numerous publications. He is well published in his field and speaks frequently to physician groups and the community about the diseases and conditions that affect the body’s venous, arterial and lymphatic systems.

Dr. Alexander sees patients in the Cooper Surgical Specialties offices in Voorhees and Marlton.