Dr Lindy McHutchison
Lindy McHutchison, M.D., Medical Director, Carolina Vein Center, Durham, North Carolina. Dr. McHutchison earned her Medical Degree from the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. She then completed her Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Southern California Los Angeles County Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Prior to discovering her interest in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, Dr. McHutchison practiced Ob/Gyn in San Diego, California for 12 years as a physician at Kaiser Permanente. In 2007, her interest in venous disease was sparked after her own veins were treated. She re-trained with notable physicians in the field and became the medical director at Carolina Vein Center in 2008. Her interest in Lipedema evolved as she realized her worlds of Ob/Gyn and venous disease were connected in Lipedema. Since, she has collaborated with experts in Lipedema through the well-recognized FDRS and Lipedema Foundation, and in April 2019, Dr McHutchison was part of the United States of America Lipedema Standard of Care Consensus Committee.
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.