Central Georgia Vein Center
Radio frequency Ablation
This is a minimally invasive procedure that takes place in the doctor’s office. First, a catheter is inserted into the unhealthy vein through a small incision. Numbing solution is then injected around the vein. Next, the tip of the catheter heats the inside of the vein causing the collagen in the vein wall to collapse and seal shut. Blood is then rerouted to healthy, functional veins.
This procedure takes less than an hour, patients will walk in and walk out of the procedure and continue their normal everyday activities. There is no downtime and the success rate is an impressive 99%.
VenaSeal Closure System ™
The VenaSeal closure system is a safe and effective treatment, providing significant improvements in quality of life.
One non-thermal treatment option is the VenaSeal Closure System, which improves blood flow and relieves symptoms by sealing -or closing-the diseased vein. The system delivers a small amount of a specifically formulated medical adhesive to the diseased vein. The adhesive permanently seals the vein and blood is rerouted through nearby healthy veins.
When it comes to treating varicose veins and getting back to the activities you love, there’s a new, early painless way. Varithena is a gentle foam treatment delivered in as few as 1-2 needle sticks. For most people, Varithena improves both physical symptoms related to varicose veins and their appearance. There is no need for incisions or stitches, and treatment is usually less than one hour. Most people only need a single treatment to see results.
Unlike some other foams, Varithena is FDA-approved. During a treatment session, a physician injects the foam inside diseased veins to close them down, allowing blood to flow through other healthier veins.
A phlebectomy is an in-office procedure that involves the removal of bulging varicose veins. The veins that bulge out of the skin are considered “secondary” varicose veins because they’re actually smaller branches of the Great saphenous or Small saphenous veins.
The Great and Small saphenous veins are the primary sources of venous insufficiency, so they must be treated first with endovenous thermal ablation. Afterwards, the doctor can perform a limited phlebectomy to remove the twisted, lumpy veins through small incisions. This procedure takes less than half an hour, doesn’t require stitches, and like thermal ablation, has no downtime.
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Meet The Doctors of Central Georgia Vein Center
Dr. Amy Kingman, MD
General & Interventional
Dr. Wendell Ellis, MD
General & Interventional