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Dr. Carl Fastabend Featured in Article in Vein Magazine

Carl Fastabend, MD, FACC, founder and medical director of the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, an affiliate of Imperial Health, was featured in the new issue of Vein Magazine, a premier publication for the venous disease treatment industry.

Fact or Fiction? The Varicose Vein Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

What causes varicose veins in the first place? Many people think they know, but there are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about this vascular condition. To help you learn the facts, Dr. Fastabend addresses some common myths about varicose veins...

Dr. Carl Fastabend Awarded Certification in Venous & Lymphatic Medicine

Carl Fastabend, MD, FACC, founder and medical director of the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, has been awarded a prestigious certification from the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). This certification is awarded to physicians who demonstrate exceptional...

Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana Launches New Website

Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, home to Louisiana’s only full-time vein specialist, Dr. Carl Fastabend, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website. Our new website offers a number of features, including information about the vein conditions we treat, our vein procedures, before...

Dr. Carl Fastabend is Guest Speaker at Venous Symposium

Carl Fastabend, MD, FACC, founder and medical director of the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, an affiliate of Imperial Health, served as a featured speaker at the recent Venous Symposium in New York City. The event is one of the premier international conferences on issues and treatment...

The Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana to Host Free Vein Screening

The Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, under the medical direction of cardiologist and peripheral vascular specialist Dr. Carl Fastabend, will host a free screening on Monday, April 16, from 3:30 to 6 pm in Lake Charles. The screening is being held at their office, located at 711...

Dr. Carl Fastabend Serves as Program Director at Deep Venous Summit

Carl Fastabend, MD, FACC, founder and medical director of the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, served as a program director and instructor at a recent Deep Venous Summit in Boston, Massachusetts. The advanced course was hosted by Philips Volcano Academy...

Dr. Fastabend Trains Other Physicians on Intravascular Ultrasound

Dr. Dustin Agan from Houston, Texas, and Dr. Sanjay Vohra, from Las Vegas, Nevada, spent a day training with Dr. Fastabend earlier this month on Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS). IVUS is used to visualize blockages in pelvic veins causing pain...

Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana Announces Move to New Office in Lake Charles

The Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana has moved to a new office just down the road from its former location in the main office of Imperial Health. The new, larger office is at 711 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive in Lake Charles, and will open on Tuesday, May 16...

Dr. Fastabend Serves as Instructor for Masters Program

Carl Fastabend, MD, FACC, founder and medical director of the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, recently served as an Instructor for the ClosureFast Masters Program in Dallas, Texas. The two-day course was attended by 50 vascular physicians and mid-level practitioners from across the country...

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