Ehab Kasasbeh, M.D.
Dr. Kasasbeh is a fellowship-trained physician specializing in Interventional Cardiology. He earned his medical degree and transitional internal medicine residency at the University of Jordan. He chose to further his studies by completing a research and clinical elective in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cambridge Teaching Hospitals, in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Dr. Kasasbeh completed his Internal Medicine residency at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, where he served as Chief Resident of the program in his third year. He achieved cardiovascular medicine and Interventional Cardiology fellowships at the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During this period of time, he also served as an Instructor in Cardiology at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Kasasbeh achieved triple board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Interventional Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
As an Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Kasasbeh provides expertise not only in the detection and treatment of heart disease, but by collaboratively combining the skills and knowledge of both cardiovascular medicine and Interventional Cardiology. He is trained in cardiac catheterization to find blockages in the heart, and treat these by balloon angioplasty to open blocked arteries, or the placing of tiny mesh stents into narrowing arteries. He is also fellowship trained to detect blockages in the arteries outside the heart, including aorta, carotid arteries, and arteries to the legs. He consults with patients to determine the appropriate course of treatment and recommends drug therapy to manage complex arrhythmias.
Dr. Kasasbeh holds professional memberships as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, member of the American Heart Association, Brittingham Society at Vanderbilt University, and Tennessee Medical Association.
He has been employed with Dickson Medical Associates since 2012.
Endovascular Medicine &
Varicose Vein Specialist
Cardiology is the branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels. The field is commonly divided in the branches of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology. Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called cardiologists. Cardiologists provide continuing care of heart patients, doing basic heart-function studies, supervising therapy, including drug therapy, varicose vein procedures and working closely with heart surgeons.
DMA is proud to offer endovascular therapies along with traditional cardiology services. This includes vein therapies and peripheral arterial disease.
Compression Stocking Therapy
Medical grade compression stockings are often prescribed to control the painful symptoms of varicose veins and swelling in the legs. They are also required to aid in the healing process following vein treatment procedures. A consultation with a physician is necessary to determine the strength of the stocking needed to control symptoms. We keep a plentiful supply in stock for our patients undergoing treatment, eliminating the need for an additional stop at the pharmacy.
An essential part of properly diagnosing and treating varicose veins and venous insufficiency is an accurate diagnostic venous ultrasound. Along with a physical exam by a physician, the ultrasound results confirm the diagnosis and direct the course for treatment. Diagnostic ultrasound is performed at all Midwest Vein Center locations and results are available immediately.
Sclerotherapy is a technique that has been used for many years to treat varicose and spider veins. It involves the injection of a medication (a sclerosant) directly into the veins. The medication causes the lining of the vein to swell, eventually sealing off the vein, and preventing high pressure from getting in the vein. The vein hardens and is absorbed by the body over the course of eight to ten weeks, much like a bruise.