"Varicose veins are large veins on the legs that occur because of an underlying condition known as venous reflux disease," explained Dr. Meghal Antani, a board-certified vascular specialist, during a segment on GTV's The Capital Forum. According to Dr. Antani, this condition afflicts 20%–30% of women and 10%–15% of men. Dr. Antani, along with a team of experienced medical specialists at Center for Interventional Medicine, has treated vein conditions—including venous reflux disease—more than 10,000 times. To deliver effective results with little discomfort and downtime, they offer three minimally invasive advanced techniques using state-of-the-art equipment: endovenous ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy. Whereas endovenous ablation closes a damaged vein by applying light energy, sclerotherapy seals small spider veins with an FDA-approved medicine. During a phlebectomy, the physician extracts the vein through a tiny hole with a grasping tool or a pair of chopsticks. The conveniently located facility is just off major highway exits, and free parking is available out front.
At Burke Cosmetic Dentistry, doctors Hashem Sedaghatpour and Farnaz Jabbari combine their experience to offer complete oral health care. Their expertise encompasses general and cosmetic treatments as well as surgical dentistry such as extractions and implants. The doctors rely on the latest in technology—such as using Waterlase in place of traditional drills to remove tooth decay—to administer gentle and effective procedures. With electric handpieces they can also perform root canals more quickly and with less discomfort, and they use digital x-rays to reduce exposure to radiation.
The instructors at Global Music Academy design lessons on musical instruments, voice, dance, and art that go deeper than “practice makes perfect.” They surround their technical pointers with theoretical context, encouraging students to hone their guitar strums and piano chords while delving into musical history and sight-reading. For advanced classes, instructors invite celebrated musicians to inspire pupils through lectures, demonstrations, and ventriloquist acts. Their dance teachers draw from countless global influences to arrange their curriculum, covering Bollywood, hula, ballet, and tap. During art class, employees outline classic styles as adults and children sketch their original works.
The staff also appreciates the social benefits of their teachings. They head an after-school program and various summer camps to introduce youngsters to the fine arts, which often culminate in confidence-boosting performances. Options for toddlers—such as Mommy & Me dance classes and rhythmic Kindermusik sessions—tune into tactics for mental and motor development.
Drs. Medhat Ghannam and Bernard Lynch both completed dental residencies at veterans' hospitals—Baltimore VA Medical Center and Hampton VA Medical Center, respectively. They both decided to keep their roots planted in Virginia with Artisan Dental of Burke, where they commit themselves to making sure patients are comfortable. They and their staff can schedule an array of general, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry services, everything from routine dental exams with digital x-rays to more advanced services such as dental implants and Invisalign procedures performed by a thousand tooth fairies.