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02/10/2014
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Local Anesthesia and Liposuction

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The Safety of Local Anesthesia General anesthesia is still widely used for many surgical operations, especially those which may be especially painful or complicated by a conscious patient. Among its many advantages is the fact that you can “go to sleep” and awaken after your surgery is over, with no memory of the operation whatsoever. The downside, however, is the number of risks associated with general anesthesia. Whenever you are put under general anesthesia, there is a trained anesthesiologist present to monitor your vitals. That means extra fees for an

10/10/2013
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Dr. WRIGHT NAMED TOP PHLEBOLOGIST IN NATION HEALTHTAP HONORS LOCAL PHYSICIAN

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O’Fallon, MO 10/10/13… Thomas F. Wright, MD, of Laser Lipo and Vein Center in O’Fallon, MO has been named Top Phlebologist in the Nation by the healthcare resource HealthTap. Dr. Wright was chosen from HealthTap’s network of nationwide physicians for his ongoing medical and patient care expertise. “I appreciate the opportunity to help patients nationwide understand their symptoms,” says Dr. Wright. “Letting people know how important veins are to staying active and healthy is rewarding. I’m very grateful to HealthTap for the ability to do that, and for this honor.”

09/23/2013
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Varicose Vein Therapy

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Many men and women suffer from varicose and spider veins that are unsightly and can even be painful. Sclerotherapy for spider veins is a medical procedure used to help eliminate these unsightly veins. While not all may be eligible for this procedure depending on the severity of their vein disease, you can get a better idea on if you are a good candidate by setting up a consultation with Dr. Wright. Sclerotherapy is a clinically proven procedure and has been in use since the 1930s. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of

09/23/2013
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Surgeon at Work: Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Construction of Gastric Conduit for Thoracic Esophageal Cancer

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A method for hand-assisted laparoscopic construction of gastric conduit for thoracic esophageal cancer was developed. Since this endoscopic surgical procedure is less invasive than open surgery, it contributes to improvement of post-operative respiratory functions and reduces respiratory complications. What distinguishes our surgical procedure is that unlike methods described in previous reports, it begins with treatment of the left gastroepiploic vessels at the height of the inferior edge of the spleen, followed by dissection from the esophageal hiatus to the lesser curvature and then dissection and excision of left gastric arteries

09/23/2013
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Real-time imaging of de novo arteriovenous malformation in a mouse model of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

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Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are vascular anomalies where arteries and veins are directly connected through a complex, tangled web of abnormal arteries and veins instead of a normal capillary network. AVMs in the brain, lung, and visceral organs, including the liver and gastrointestinal tract, result in considerable morbidity and mortality. AVMs are the underlying cause of three major clinical symptoms of a genetic vascular dysplasia termed hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), which is characterized by recurrent nosebleeds, mucocutaneous telangiectases, and visceral AVMs and caused by mutations in one of several genes, including

05/20/2013
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NATIONAL HONORS FOR DR. THOMAS F. WRIGHT of O’FALLON, MO

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20 May 2013 O’Fallon, MO Dr. Thomas F. Wright received national honors in the HealthTap Top Doctor Competition, Winter 2013. Dr. Wright was named a Top Doctor in the St. Louis area, second most influential doctor in the St. Louis area overall, and ranked third in the country as Top Physician for varicose veins on legs. Dr. Wright is the medical director of Laser Lipo and Vein Center in O’Fallon, MO. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery as well as a Diplomate with the American Board

04/10/2013
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Thomas Wright, MD of O’Fallon, MO Awarded Third Consecutive Compassionate Doctor Award

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O’Fallon, MO, April 10, 2013 – Dr. Thomas Wright of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center in O’Fallon, MO has been honored with the 2012 Compassionate Doctor Award for the third consecutive year. “I appreciate hearing that patients are happy with their care at Laser Lipo and Vein Center,” says Dr. Wright. “We strive to excel in providing care, excellent medicine and compassion to our many patients.” Dr. Thomas Wright is the medical director of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center in O’Fallon, Missouri. He is a graduate of Duke

04/8/2013
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First new oral medication to treat Deep Vein Thrombosis in 60 years approved by FDA St. Louis Vein Specialist Dr. Wright comments on approval

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The Food and Drug Adminstration has announced approval of Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), the first oral medication approved for the treatment of DVT since the approval of Warfarin (Coumadin) 60 years ago. Rivaroxaban’s approval was based mainly on results from three trials with a total of 9,478 patients randomized to Rivaroxaban, placebo, and Enoxaparin (Lovenox) combined with a vitamin K antagonist such as Warfarin (Coumadin). A simple oral regimen of fixed-dose Xarelto treated  Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and recurrence of pulmonary embolism as well as a sequence of low-molecular-weight heparin and warfarin does,

11/27/2012
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First new oral medication to treat Deep Vein Thrombosis in 60 years approved by FDA

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The Food and Drug Adminstration has announced approval of Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), the first oral medication approved for the treatment of DVT since the approval of Warfarin (Coumadin) 60 years ago. Rivaroxaban’s approval was based mainly on results from three trials with a total of 9,478 patients randomized to Rivaroxaban, placebo, and Enoxaparin (Lovenox) combined with a vitamin K antagonist such as Warfarin (Coumadin). A simple oral regimen of fixed-dose Xarelto treated Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and recurrence of pulmonary embolism as well as a sequence of low-molecular-weight heparin and warfarin

10/21/2012
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Dr. Thomas Wright Receives Patient’ Choice Award for the Third Year in a Row

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Dr. Thomas Wright of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center in St Louis, Missouri, has been chosen for a third time as one of the nation’s top physicians. He has been honored with the 2012 Patients’ Choice Award. In this, his third consecutive year earning this accolade, Dr. Wright has received near perfect scores from his patients rating such areas as follow-up care, accuracy of diagnosis, the doctor’s bedside manner, the amount of time patients spend with the doctor and overall opinion. “Treating our patients is truly an enjoyable experience,”