Between spider veins, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and other vein conditions, there are a number of challenging ailments and conditions that our board-certified specialists treat on a daily basis.
Longstreet Clinic’s Vascular and Vein clinic offers myriad, cutting-edge treatment options and is proud to be an IAC-accredited Vein Center.
Our state-of-the-art treatments can help you overcome:
Varicose veins occur when the valves in a vein become weakened and begin to allow reflux. It is often a very painful condition.
Spider veins occur when a vein in your body weakens. Blood then backs up and causes the vein to break off and form a sort of dead end. Most spider veins present only a cosmetic symptom.
Our board-certified surgeons specialize in a number of in-office varicose vein and spider vein treatments, including:
Venefit™ procedure (VNUS Closure Fast)
A segmental ablation varicose vein treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to re-route blood flow from diseased veins to healthy veins, Venefit™ is a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure. This procedure’s benefits include short recovery times and long- term effectiveness.
Involves injecting an FDA-approved solution into the affected vein. The solution eventually causes swelling in the lining of the blood vessel, which results in the build-up of scar tissue. Over time, the scar tissue fades and the varicose or spider veins are no longer visible.
This outpatient procedure involves the removal of a large or medium-sized varicose vein through a tiny incision in the leg. The incisions are so small that they often do not require stitches.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) & Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
During DVT a blood clot forms inside a vein deep within the body. If it is ignored and progresses it could lead to a very dangerous health condition known as a pulmonary embolism (PE). A PE can be life threatening, as the blood clot travels to the lungs.
Patients diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism should consider one of the following methods of treatment:
Anti-coagulant medications and medical grade compression stockings
Our specialists will work with you determine the best medications for your situation.
During this procedure, a catheter is inserted into a vessel and directed to the thrombosis or blockage. The blood clot is then dissolved by either delivering medication directly to the blood clot or by utilizing a mechanical device to break up the clot.
IVC filter placement and retrieval
When blood thinning agents are unsuccessful, physicians may recommend the insertion of an inferior vena cava filter. During this procedure the surgeon, using a precision catheter, inserts the inferior vena cava filter via the blood vessel. The IVC filter will then obstruct large clot pieces from causing irreparable damage. It is also important to eventually remove the IVC filter. A filter placed and left long term can result in filter migration, thrombosis and injury to the vein wall.
IVC placement and removal are done in a minimally invasive fashion with local anesthesia in our outpatient Vascular Access Center.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us or please call 678-207- 4000.