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Richard J. Minehart, M.D.
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Richard J. Minehart, M.D.

STAFF SURGEON
North Penn Surgical Associates
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NORTH PENN HERNIA INSTITUTE

Dr. Minehart, the proud father of seven children, comes from a distinguished family of physicians. His father is a well respected physician who practiced General Surgery in Philadelphia throughout his career. Following his graduation from Delaware Valley College in 1975, he attended Temple University School of Medicine, receiving his M.D. degree in 1983.

Upon completion of his residency in General Surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital, serving as Chief Surgical Resident in 1989, he joined the staff of North Penn Surgical Associates and The North Penn Hernia Institute in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Minehart is Past President of the Organized Medical Staff of Abington Health, Lansdale Hospital, in Lansdale, PA


His interests include all aspects of General Surgery including Hernia Repair, Breast Surgery, Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Chest Surgery and Endocrine Surgery. He is the Director of the Chronic Wound Care Center of Abington Health, Lansdale Hospital.

In addition to his skill and interest in a broad range of General Surgery areas, Dr. Minehart has in addition, developed special interest in the non-surgical therapy of Spider Veins of the legs using non-surgical techniques. While Varicose Veins and their complications often require surgery, SPIDER VEINS are those unsightly clusters of veins associated with a bluish blush on the legs.
Varcose Veins and Spider Veins


While these vein clusters are more common in women, they can occur in men as well, and can cause significant pain. Treatment at North Penn surgical Associates using local injections have been quite successful in eliminating these unsightly and painful veins.
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SPIDER VEINS

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are those small, unsightly red, purple or blue blood vessels found along the surface of the legs, thighs and ankles. These veins are actually tiny and unsightly varicose veins which do not perform any circulatory function. These veins can be removed with both appearance and blood circulation benefit.

What are the causes of spider veins?

Most spider veins are caused by genetic weaknesses in the walls of small blood vessels. Women generally suffer from spider veins more often than do men because of estrogen effects on the blood vessels. They frequently become more prominent during pregnancy or while taking birth control pills. Prolonged periods of sitting or standing, sun damage, direct injuries and some skin diseases can also lead to the development of spider veins.

How are spider veins best treated?

Sclerotherapy is the most common and most effective form of treatment. Sclerotherapy involves injecting these small veins with a solution which causes the veins to collapse and dissapear. Dr. Minehart specializes in this advanced technique with remarkable success.
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