A board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Krista Bannon works for Metro Vein Centers from the company’s Rochester Hills, Michigan location. She is a general surgeon who has five years of experience.
Dr. Bannon began her higher education and path to becoming a vein doc at the University of Illinois, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and pre-medical studies. From there, she went to medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee, graduating with honors.
Next came an extremely productive surgery residency at Providence Hospital and Health Systems in Southfield, Michigan where she trained as a vascular surgery chief and completed three times the required number of vascular procedures. She specialized in both open and endovascular procedures within many areas, including vascular disease, diagnostic and therapeutic intervention, vascular access and more.
Additionally, she published research papers related to surgery and wrote a chapter for a textbook on the subject. She enjoyed doing medical missionary work while at Providence. In short, she brings a great wealth and variety of surgical experience to her work as a vein doc at Metro Vein Centers.
Philosophy of medicine
Dr. Bannon believes in a personalized and compassionate approach to surgery. Her goal as a vein doc is nothing short of absolute excellence, and she constantly challenges herself to learn and grow within her profession. She is all about providing the very best patient care, and sees each patient’s needs as being unique.
About Metro Vein Centers
Metro Vein Centers is one of the leaders in the United States in treating venous conditions including varicose veins, spider veins and others using technologies that are minimally invasive. They work out of locations in Michigan, Texas, New Jersey and New York.
Varicose veins and spider veins explained
Two conditions that Metro Vein Centers excel at treating are varicose veins and spider veins. Protruding from the surface of the skin in a dramatic fashion, varicose veins are usually a dark blue or purple color and are twisted. They occur when veins, which carry blood towards the heart, grow weak and leak blood in the wrong direction.
Varicose veins can appear anywhere on the body, but they are most frequently seen on the legs because of the stress and pressure resulting from supporting the weight of the body, especially during walking. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins; however, they are smaller and more spread out.
Varicose veins are unsightly, but they can also be problematic from a health perspective. They cause itching and pain and often grow worse as the day progresses. Furthermore, they can be indicative of more serious venous disease. Varicose veins, even those that are not visible, often push against nerves, causing pain and irritation.
Sometimes, the symptoms of varicose veins can be minimized through exercise and elevating the legs. In other situations, they can be treated through medical procedures. Metro Vein Centers takes an individualized approach to the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins, and they perform different types of procedures depending on the patient and their condition.