What can I expect after an ambulatory micro-phlebectomy?

Posted on: May 31, 2013

After an ambulatory micro-phlebectomy, you can resume normal daily activities such as walking, driving, and working.  Most patients have no discomfort or minimal discomfort after the surgery. Occasionally there can be a small section of retained vein, or a side branch, which can develop a harmless but painful phlebitis. A superficial vein phlebitis, also called […]

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What causes varicose veins to get worse?

Posted on: May 24, 2013

Varicose veins get worse over time for several reasons. The underlying cause of varicose veins is venous insufficiency. This is a condition where the one way valves in the veins in the legs fail, causing blood to flow backward and pool in the leg veins. This is a chronic condition and it gets worse over […]

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VEINatlanta supports Austism Speaks!

Posted on: May 20, 2013

This past weekend some of the VEINatlanta staff participated in a mile in a half walk to support Autism. The Autism Speaks walk takes place once every year. Thousands of people came out to participate in the walk. This year’s walk was held at Atlantic Station. The staff had the opportunity to met a lot of […]

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How does sclerotherapy treat spider veins?

Posted on: May 15, 2013

Sclerotherapy treats spider veins in the following way: when the medicine is injected into the vein, it damages the inner lining of the vein, causing the vein to close down. When a small vein is closed down completely, the body absorbs the vein and it disappears. This process can take several weeks to several months, […]

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How is Deep Vein Thrombosis diagnosed?

Posted on: May 9, 2013

The gold standard for diagnosing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a venous duplex ultrasound. This is a painless test where the legs are scanned in the office using an ultrasound probe and some gel. If there is a blood clot (thrombosis) in a vein, it will be detected. Of course, the patient’s medical history […]

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Congratulations Jenae Hill!

Posted on: April 30, 2013

Jenae Hill, one of our Medical Assistants, celebrated her one year anniversary at VEINatlanta this past weekend! She was presented a plaque by Dr. Prevosti for this achievement. Jenae first started with us as a medical student, and decided to continue her medical career at VEINatlanta. She is a great asset to the VEINatlanta team […]

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What are spider veins a sign of?

Posted on: April 26, 2013

Spider veins can be a sign of chronic venous insufficiency, a vascular condition which causes blood to pool in the legs. This in turn can cause tiny, usually invisible veins under the skin to dilate and become visible as spider veins. Sometimes spider veins can develop on their own, even if the deeper veins are […]

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VEINatlanta Women’s Health Tips

Posted on: April 18, 2013

With warmer weather rapidly approaching, two words come to mind that may either excite or, unfortunately scare many of us: “swimsuit season”. Varicose and spider veins not only look unattractive, but also cause common discomforts that include burning, itching, cramping and swelling. Ultimately, the most effective way to eradicate varicose and spider veins is via […]

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What are the complications or possible side effects of sclerotherapy?

Posted on: April 11, 2013

There are several possible complications or side effects from sclerotherapy. It is normal for the area to look red, slightly inflamed, and itchy after sclerotherapy. This resolves in a few hours. Bruising can occur and lasts a few days to a few weeks. The plant extract arnica can be used to help speed up the […]

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Heather Jones celebrates 1 year

Posted on: April 3, 2013

Heather Jones, one of our Vascular Sonographers, celebrated her one year anniversary at VEINatlanta in March! She was presented a plaque by Dr. Prevosti last week at a celebration in her honor. Heather has been a great asset to the VEINatlanta team and we really appreciate her service and dedication. Congratulations Heather!

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