Every March, the CVC staff participates in a medical mission trip to Honduras.
We treat patients with severe venous disease and leg ulcers. The Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation in affiliation with the University of Wisconsin coordinates the week-long mission. There are 3 concurrent make shift clinics at Tela, La Ceiba and Olanchito. Approximately 1500 patients, about 20% with severe venous and non-venous leg ulcers, receive treatment. We look forward each year to seeing our Honduran patients and friends!
Lindy and Michael Steadman. SteadMed Medical made a very generous donation of Drawtex and Vashe
Dr. Fatima Flores, a Honduran md, received venous training through the foundation
Dr. Paola Ortiz and Tatiana, RVT performing a MOCA procedure with Clarivein devices donated by Vascular Insights
CVC strongly believes in improving health care in underdeveloped nations. Our main approach is to train and provide tools for local physicians so they can better serve their communities. We work with the Vascular Department at Cho Ray Hospital (Ho Chi Minh City). They are the largest Vietnamese hospital with over three thousand beds. Each year, they perform multiple vascular cases and hold annual seminars. Dr. Hao Bui, Dignity Health (California), provides educational exchange programs so Vietnamese vascular surgeons can perform clinical rotations in the United States.
Dr. Tin observing venous reflux study
Lindy and Tatiana with vascular surgeon team and residents
Tatiana with Dr. Nut and Dr. Hao performing Clarivein procedure
A Leg Up - Lipedema
Lipedema is a fat disorder frequently called The Painful Fat Syndrome and is refers to "fat that's not your fault." Lipedema primarily occurs in women. There is much to learn about Lipedema and we are committed to helping fund Lipedema research. We are currently developing fundraising ideas to help fund national Lipedema research and educational efforts.
The typical leg of a lipedema patient