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McLaren Macomb board-certified general and vascular surgeons launch Vein Center

Published on Thursday, January 19, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.—McLaren Macomb announced the opening of the McLaren Macomb Vein Center in Clinton Township for the treatment of all forms of chronic venous disease (CVD). Under the direction of Dr. Gregory Gaborek and Dr. Lynn Mathia, all patients will be evaluated and procedures will be performed by these board-certified general and vascular surgeons.

The McLaren Macomb Vein Center invites the public to attend an open house on March 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to meet the physicians, learn about the services offered and explore the space.

Caused by an improper functioning of the valves in leg veins, there are 200,000 cases of chronic venous disease reported in the United States each year. With blood beginning to pool in the legs, the condition can lead to painful and unsightly spider and varicose veins, swelling and skin color changes.

“We opened our location with the simple goal of lessening our patients’ pain and discomfort,” says Dr. Gaborek. “Without a doubt, there is a need for a venous disease treatment center—these conditions and their symptoms respond to treatment. Through this office, we are now able to offer full diagnostic services and perform a range of procedures, addressing and treating every symptom.”

CVD cannot be cured and if left untreated can last a lifetime. However, the condition’s symptoms respond to non- and minimally-invasive treatments—all performed on-site at the McLaren Macomb Vein Center, and include:
• Sclerotherapy
• Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA)
• Laser vein treatment

“This facility being under the direction of vascular surgeons makes us unique in that the more complex vein procedures will be performed by vascular surgeons as opposed to other physicians,” Dr. Mathia said. “We are here to be a resource for our patients, making sure they get through the entire process and ensuring they have confidence in the treatment they receive.”

The McLaren Macomb Vein Center features two non-invasive vascular laboratories for diagnostic testing in addition to the multiple exam and procedure rooms. Patients do not need a physician’s referral to make an appointment.

The McLaren Macomb Vein Center is located at 38770 Garfield, Suite 100 (just south of 17 Mile Road) in Clinton Township. To learn more about the McLaren Macomb Vein Center or the schedule an appointment, visit mclaren.org/macombveincenter or call (586) 349-1640.

About McLaren Macomb
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit mclaren.org/macomb or subscribe to our blog mclaren.org/macombblog.

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the state. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at mclaren.org.