Dr Lindy McHutchison
Dr. Lindy McHutchison became interested in Phlebology, the study of venous disease, after having her own veins treated. She began training with notable physicians in the field of Phlebology, first at Duke University as an observational fellow with Dr. Cynthia Shortell, chief of vascular surgery at Duke. Subsequently, Dr. McHutchison completed an extended clinical preceptorship with Dr. John Mauriello, fellow of the American College of Phlebology and nationally known educator in the field. She also trained with Dr. John Kinglsey in Birmingham, Alabama, another nationally known phlebologist. Prior to her interest in varicose veins, Dr. McHutchison practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 12 years in San Diego, CA, where she also managed varicose veins in her pregnant patients. She then moved to North Carolina with her family and took a few years off to raise her children.
She is a member of the American College of Phlebology, www.phlebology.org, and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She attended medical school at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana and completed an Ob/Gyn residency at USC’s LA County Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. She practiced Ob/Gyn for 12 years at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA. Dr. McHutchison enjoys playing tennis, ballroom dancing and swimming.
Dr Leah Hershman
Dr. Hershman is a board eligible, fellowship trained vascular surgeon from Tennessee with over 10 years of experience. She graduated in the top ten percent of her medical school class, completed her general surgery residency at Detroit Medical Center and her vascular surgery fellowship at the prestigious Arizona Heart Hospital, known as one of the best vascular and endovascular training centers in the United States. Dr. Hershman prides herself in excellent patient satisfaction with establishing a personal relationship with each patient as well as balancing that with timeliness at each encounter. She, her husband, Curtis, and their son Brysten reside in Southern Pines, NC. She enjoys time with her family and their Great Dane, Maverick, church, traveling, and all types of sports.
Sclerotherapy or “sclero-foam” is a buzz word. This is where the typical liquid medication used to inject veins is mixed with air to create a foam-like substance. When injected into a vein, the foam displaces the blood, rather than mixing with it. This makes the medication stronger and potentially more effective. The images below show how foam is made, and what it looks like.