American Surgeons Launch Media Campaign to Promote Vein Disease Prevention and Treatment in Africa

Varicose veins and vein disease are quite common in Westernized nations, with double-digit prevalence in healthy adults over the age of 40. These patterns are consistent throughout Europe and Asia, and have been determined by large-scale epidemiologic studies.

In Africa, the prevalence of vein disease is largely unknown, despite smaller studies in certain sub-groups. “Given the presence of cardiovascular disease, there is considerable evidence that vein disease may be quite problematic in the African nations,” comments celebrity cardiovascular surgeon and vein expert Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian in Williamsville, New York. “Vein screening and early detection can help save lives and quality of life,” he adds.

Much is going to change, as leading international surgeons Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian and Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian launch a media campaign to discuss and promote vein health in Africa. Vein Screening and preventative vein treatment can help discrete subsets of the population, particularly among healthy adult women and those with a strong family history of vein disease.

The two international surgeons are quite popular in their native United States, with an international following of patients who travel from abroad to seek expertise in vein treatment bicoastally in New York and Beverly Hills. Private consultations for international patients are reserved for the select few, but there is a greater need to address public health abroad. Drs. Karamanoukian have been instrumental in authoring authoritative patient-focused books on vein health and vein disease. Our focus is to promote vein prevention in India and abroad.

As part of their media campaign, the two renowned surgeons are advocating a greater awareness of vein health in Ghana and Africa. Vein problems such as venous insufficiency, blood clots, and varicose veins are more than a cosmetic concern. These vein problems can affect quality of life, leading to chronic debility, vein ulcers, harmful blood clots, and symptoms of pain and discomfort.

“The quality of healthcare in Africa is improving daily, with advancements in technology and infrastructure. We are working closely with public health agencies to promote vein health on the top agenda of health reform,” comments Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. “Many of my patients travel thousands of miles by air to be evaluated. Now we can bring these salient issues to the center stage.”

Media are advised to contact Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian or Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian to advise the public on the importance of prevention in vein health. “Our aim is to work closely with healthcare leaders to promote the practice of vein care.”

Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a triple board certified cardiovascular surgeon, vein expert, and celebrated author of multiple textbooks on vein disease. He has been featured on national media campaigns and directs international media towards vein health policy. Information: www.

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a double board certified plastic surgeon and vein expert in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. He has achieved celebrity in his authorship and research in the fields of cosmetic plastic surgery and laser therapy. Dr. Karamanoukian has been featured on national media, including The Doctors television show, promoting his advanced approach to vein health.

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