Since the initiation of his career as a physician, Dr. Thomas Heggen has set his focus on surgery.
Over the course of his 40+ year career (which began in 1979), Dr. Heggen has established a variety of specialties in the medical field. In particular, he has specialized his career in:
- Vascular Surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Aesthetic Surgery
In all three of these practice areas, Dr. Thomas Heggen brings an integrative approach to the exam room. Patients prefer his all encompassing view, which takes a wide range of factors into consideration.
What is integrative medicine?
By definition, integration (both in terms of medicine and otherwise) is the process of unifying separate parts or ideas. Integrative medicine is the practice of treating patients and their health in terms of a variety of factors. Regardless of the situation at hand, doctors practicing integrative medicine address a full range of influences affecting a patient, including:
By taking into consideration all of these factors, doctors are better able to understand a patient’s unique needs. Dr. Thomas Heggen has adopted this integrative approach after years of experience as a surgeon. He believes that physical health problems and ailments are more than just biological. In order to properly assess the cause and potential treatment of an issue, behavioral and psychological aspects must be taken into account. This allows Dr. Thomas Heggen to implement and facilitate care that proves as sustainable as it is effective.
As a physician, Dr. Thomas Heggen practices both invasive and nonsurgical treatments. But when dealing with vascular diseases and conditions, surgical treatments are often inevitable. That’s why Dr. Thomas Heggen calls on integrative approaches, so that he can fully assess the factors at play. This helps him to detect, evaluate and treat a variety of complications relevant to the circulatory system. His practices in vascular surgery focus on the key areas of the circulatory system, such as:
- The arteries
- Blood vessels