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Find answers to some commonly asked questions our new patients have. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, you can submit your own question!

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What is Phlebitis?

Phlebitis or deep venous thrombophlebitis means blood clots in the veins of the legs. This condition is serious for two reasons. Blood clots in the deep veins of the legs can break loose and got to the heart and lungs (a pulmonary embolus), which can be a life threatening problem. A secondary problem caused by thrombophlebitis is chronic venous insufficiency of the legs which can lead to chronic swelling, pain, and ulcerations of the legs. Thrombophlebitis usually causes pain and swelling of the legs and is diagnosed by ultrasound. Treatment is with anticoagulation (“blood thinners”), support hose and elevation. Surgery is rarely needed.

Vascular Testing – Truffles Vein Specialists

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Not all ultrasound systems are equal created equal. Truffles Vein Specialists has Philips Affinity ultrasound systems. The state of the art cutting edge ultrasound system along with award winning experienced vascular staff enables Truffles Vein Specialists to provide the highest level of vein diagnosis and treatment. Combining the highest level of medical vascular imaging with a patient centered approach to vein treatment Truffles has raised the bar when it comes to vein treatment.

Treatment of primary varicose veins has changed with the introduction of new techniques. – PubMed – NCBI

Semin Vasc Surg. 2012 Mar;25(1):18-24. doi: 10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2012.02.002. Review

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New technologies have produced a revolution in primary varicose vein treatments. Duplex ultrasound is now used for preoperative diagnosis, postoperative surveillance, and during many procedures. Ultrasound has also altered our understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic venous disease. Laser and radiofrequency saphenous ablations are common. Classic techniques, such as sclerotherapy, high ligation, stripping, and phlebectomy, have been improved. Magnetic resonance venography, computed tomographic venography, and intravascular ultrasound have improved diagnostic capabilities. New strategies like ambulatory selective varices ablation under local anesthesia (ASVAL) and conservative hemodynamic treatment for chronic venous insufficiency (CHIVA) raise important questions about how to manage these patients.

Varicose Vein Treatment in North GA | University Surgical Vascular

Varicose veins can be a cosmetic concern or can cause aching pain and discomfort. Trust the expert doctors at University Surgical Vascular to treat varicose veins!

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In 2012, the top vascular surgeons from Northeast Georgia Medical Center & Athens Regional Hospital joined together to address the need for quality vascular care in our region. Our physicians are not only the founders and innovators of our vein treatment program, they are experienced, fellowship-trained, board certified vascular surgeons who are uniquely qualified to treat a range of vascular conditions.