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Old 02-04-2008, 11:01 PM
JodiS JodiS is offline
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Default Try Dr Yakes in Denver

Try Dr Yakes in Denver at Swedish Medical Center. We are in Denver right now for the first procedure tomorrow on my daughters calf. She has an intramuscular VM that has grown significantly in the 6 months. It has probably been growing about 4 years, but she has had no real pain or discoloration.

He is the last resort for some patients according to the blogs we've read. We were very fortunate that the vascular surgeon my daughter was referred to from the ER after rapid swelling in October had heard of Dr Yakes and this rare condition. The staff said that was not usual; patients have generally been treated unsuccessfully,some for years, before they come to Colorado. We read everything we could find before coming and found few that did not have positive outcomes and give Dr Yakes and staff glowing reviews.

He gave us no promises. Step 1 is to stop the growth and wait to see if the muscle returns to normal size. You should call the office tomorrow and try to save the limb.
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