Dr. Whitten's resume flaunts more than 100,000 LASIK surgeries, more than 30 years of experience, and an illustrious client base that includes sports stars such as Tiger Woods and Brad Johnson. The blade-free LASIK procedure reshapes unfocused corneas in about 8 minutes, after which the doctor recommends that clients embark on a short nap by counting high-definition sheep. Vision improves immediately following the procedure and continues to do so over the next few weeks. Patients should recruit a chauffeur the day of their procedure, as they may experience some irritation and watering, obstructing view and convincing other drivers they took their honks to heart. Included in this deal are postoperation eye drops to help healing and prevent dryness for weeks to come.
"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.
After delivering more than 1,000 bundles of joy in his career as an OB/GYN, Dr. Keith S. Kelly shifted his focus to the aesthetic applications of medicine. Though he still conducts annual exams and gynecological treatments, he now also enhances physiques with liposuction, tummy tucks, and facelifts. The same friendly demeanor and compassionate approach he developed while working with women in labor and negotiating contracts with storks now goes into putting his new patients at ease. Knowing that cosmetic surgery can be a little daunting, Dr. Kelly makes sure to schedule plenty of time to explain procedures to folks. For those looking for a dose of rejuvenation without going under the knife, his clinic also offers Diamond Tome microdermabrasion, beauty injections, and vitamin injections.
The massage therapists at Spirit Massage & Bodywork believe that massage is key when it comes to helping people recover from injuries. Before each massage, whether they’re there to heal an injury or just relax, clients chat with a therapist to ensure the treatment meets their body’s needs. The therapist then relieves deep tension using kneading techniques perfected from years of studying alternative medicine and the behaviors of housecats.
Inova Physical Therapy Centers is part of a non-profit comprehensive health-care network. The network provides physical therapy across more than a dozen locations, which provide varied forms of physical therapy, from aquatic therapy and dry needling to massage therapy. Each center is staffed with licensed massage therapists with medical and orthopedic experience that can help address specific targets with therapeutic massage, such as the neck, knees, hips, as well as assist with therapy goals. The medical massage program can be tailored to the individual needs of their clients and has treatments appropriate to for pain relief and injury recovery. In addition to varied methods, Inova Physical Therapy Centers also offers numerous specialities, including aquatic and massage therapy, orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation, balance rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, and women's rehabilitation and therapeutic treatments.
Registered nurse and certified laser specialist Sharon E. Blondeau is adept at removing pigment from the skin, whether that pigment was placed there by a tattoo artist's needle or occurred naturally in the form of age spots and freckles. She does so using the CynoSure Affinity QS and Accolade QS lasers, which treat tattoo colors including hard-to-remove reds, greens, and even black. The lasers come in a variety of wavelengths so they can quickly treat large areas, like the stomach part of a tattoo of fat Elvis juggling.