Are you tired of covering up your legs because of unsightly spider veins and varicose veins? At Atlanta Heart Vein Clinic, we feel your pain and are proud to announce that help for varicose veins, spider veins, chronic venous insufficiency, and peripheral artery disease has arrived.
The vascular specialists at Atlanta Heart Vein Clinic offer comprehensive vein care starting with conservative strategies as well as more advanced VenaCure Endovenous Laser treatment for varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency.
The Vein Clinic’s extensively trained vascular specialists are here to treat you using the most advanced vascular techniques and technologies that the industry has to offer. Click the links below to learn more about the conditions we treat.
Spider veins are capillary veins which are easily visible through the skin, and generally appear as tiny webs of red, blue, or purple lines.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins in the leg that appear like twisted, bulging cords and progress to Chronic Venous Insufficiency if left untreated. Varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort and sometimes lead to more serious complications signaling a higher risk of circulatory problems. For others, varicose veins and spider veins are simply a cosmetic concern.
When blood clots in the deep veins of the leg, it is known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Patients may experience leg pain and swelling caused by the DVT, but the presentation is variable, and some patients can feel just a mild ache. DVT is a serious medical condition for several reasons, but the most concerning is the risk that a piece of the clot breaks off and travels through the blood stream into the heart, and then to the lungs.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a progressive medical condition that worsens over time and affects the veins and vessels in the leg that carry oxygen poor blood back toward the heart.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is caused by arteriosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries.”This problem occurs when fatty material (plaque) builds up on the walls of your arteries and causes the arteries to become narrower. The walls of arteries also become stiffer and cannot widen (dilate) to allow greater blood flow when needed. As a result, when the muscles of your legs are working harder (such as during exercise or walking), they cannot get enough blood and oxygen, which results in symptoms such as leg pain.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a disorder characterized by throbbing, pulling, or other unpleasant sensations in the legs, as well as an uncontrollable urge to constantly move the legs. Symptoms occur primarily at night and are usually relieved by movement or walking.
The Venacure Endovascular Laser treatment is an outpatient procedure performed in our office. It has a very high success rate and does not require general anesthesia sedation. This procedure is covered by most insurance plans and has minimal impact on functional status or activity level. Our patients report a significant improvement in their symptoms and their functional status post procedure.