VEIN TREATMENTS OFFEREDEndovenous Ablation
Endovenous Ablation is a treatment alternative to the past method of surgically stripping major veins. Using ultrasound visualization, the physician inserts a small, flexible tube into the damaged vein. Thermal energy, or heat, is then delivered inside the vein, which causes the vein to collapse and seal shut. Once the vein is closed, healthy veins around the closed vein restore normal blood flow and the varicose vein essentially vanishes.
Immediately after the procedure, a leg wrap is placed on the treated leg and the patient is up and walking that same day. Normal activity is resumed within 24 hours. Compression hose are worn for several days following the procedure to minimize possible swelling and to allow proper healing.
We offer our patient's convenience and quality assurance by performing endovenous ablation onsite in our fully functional operating room, comparable to those in hospitals.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a procedure which allows for the removal of varicose veins at the surface of the skin. It is usually performed in conjunction with laser ablation. Small incisions are made next to the vein and sections of vein are removed through these nicks. Like the thermal ablation procedure, patients are given local anesthesia and conscious sedation.
Ambulatory phlebectomy should not be confused with the stripping of large veins, done decades ago, in an operating room under general anesthesia.
Like endovenous ablation, we perform this procedure at our facility
Sclerotherapy involves using a micro-needle to inject a special kind of fluid, called a sclerosant, into the veins. The veins collapse, seal shut and are reabsorbed into the body. The number of treatments varies depending on the number, size and type of veins being treated. Typically a patient will receive several injections per treatment session.
Sclerotherapy is done in our office and generally normal activities can be resumed right away. After the treatment the leg is wrapped. Compression stockings or leg wraps may need to be worn for several days after treatment.
Surface Laser/Light Source Treatment
Surface/Light Source treatments are used only to treat the smallest of spider veins. A light beam creates heat inside treated veins that causes them to be sealed off and reabsorbed by the body. Multiple treatments are regularly required. This procedure is done in our office, requires no local anesthesia, and normal activity can be resumed following treatment. Prescription compression stockings may need to be worn for a few days.
TESTIMONIALSI am truly satisfied with every aspect of the procedures (ablation & phlebectomies) that I had done in Atlanta Vein Specialists. Dr M. is very methodical and meticulous in his work. He is well trained in all areas that are necessary to be the best- including ultrasound technology. I had five separate “surgeries” and can honestly say that my legs feel brand new and lighter. The bulges that were forming of knotted bumpy veins, are gone. I highly recommend these procedures and Atlanta Vein Specialists. They will take good care of you
What a blessing Dr. M has been in my life. I have experienced several varicose veins for years and thought I would just have to live with them. Thankfully Dr. M. has corrected this problem and I can now do anything without my pains having pain. Not only it is the pain gone, but my bulging veins are gone as well. With the increased circulation I also have more energy! I can’t say enough good things about Dr. M’s staff (more like family). They are all just super nice, comforting, informative and your just are so at ease with every aspect of your procedure. I am looking forward to my next procedure with cill be getting rid of the spider veins after the summer pool season is over. Needless to say, I would highly recommend Dr. M without any hesitation and I have personally give out his card and have shown off the beautiful work hw as done on me.
I was told about Dr. M. by a friend who is also a nurse and former patient. I had been suffering with various leg problems for over 25 years. No other doctor explained my symptoms as clearly as Dr. M. After the procedures it was like a miracle! I am so relieved now with no more itching or pain. In my case it was more of a health issue than cosmetic.
See More Testimonials