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Venous Edema & Treatments

Swollen Legs Taking Up Too Much Room In Your Life?

When you can not only see the effects of Venous Edema in your legs, but feel them in the form of bloating, swelling and even pain, it’s time to address this condition with the care and expertise of Dekalb Vein Center.

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Symptoms of

Venous Edema

When a patient has chronic venous insufficiency, pressure inside the veins can push fluid out into surrounding tissue leading to fluid retention (also known as edema). The fluid irritates surrounding tissue leading to inflammation and swelling. Patients with venous edema may experience pain, tenderness, skin discoloration, and venous ulcers. Because swelling of the legs can have many causes, it’s important to have your edema evaluated by a doctor.


Some signs of varicose veins may be:


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An achy or heavy feeling in your legs.

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Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs.

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Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time.

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Itching around one or more of your veins.

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Skin discoloration around a varicose vein.

Treatments We Provide

Treatments for Spider Veins

Get rid of your pestering spider veins with a combination of foam sclerotherapy and laser treatments. This procedure takes only fifteen to thirty minutes, and you can get right back to regular activity. Spider vein removal is complete, leaving only clear and smoother skin.

VNUS Closure & Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation, also known as VNUS Closure®, uses a heating process to seal a troublesome vein closed. Using ultrasound guidance, treatments are precise with small incisions which offer less bruising, less pain and a quicker return to daily activities than traditional vein stripping.

Varithena® Injections

This FDA-approved injection technique is used to treat a number of varicose vein conditions that were previously treated with surgery and incisions.  Varithena® Injections avoid incisions, and since there is virtually no trauma to the leg, there are no unsightly scars and you can quickly return to your daily activities.

Venus Reflux Disease

Chronic venous insufficiency, also known as venous reflux, is a condition in which your veins no longer work as they should.

Inside your veins are tiny, one-way valves designed to keep blood moving toward your heart. When these valves become weak or damaged the blood can reflux, meaning flow backwards, and begin to pool inside the vein.

Left untreated, chronic venous insufficiency may lead to problems such as varicose veins, restless legs, heavy legs, swelling, skin changes, and venous ulcers. Therefore, treating chronic venous insufficiency is vital to your overall health and wellbeing.

Foam Sclerotherapy

Varithena is the brand name for a minimally invasive varicose vein treatment called foam sclerotherapy.

During this procedure, Varithena foam (polidocanol infused with nitrogen gas to form micro-bubbles) is injected into and fills the affected area of the vein. The polidocanol irritates the vein wall causing it to collapse. This allows the body to naturally redirect blood flow to other, healthy veins.

This procedure is performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia. It can be used to treat either large or small varicose veins. There is no downtime for this procedure; however, you may be asked to wear compressions stocking for up to two weeks following the procedure.

Phlebectomy

Phlebectomy, also called microphlebectomy or stab phlebectomy, is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove superficial varicose veins. These are varicose veins that have remained after venous closure or areas of localized reflux varicose veins. It involves the physical removal of veins that lie just below the skin. Phlebectomy is often used in conjunction with treatment for deeper veins such as RFA or VenaSeal.

During the procedure, tiny incisions are made in the skin above the varicose vein. These incisions are small enough to heal on their own without stitches. The affected portion of the vein is accessed through the incisions and carefully removed using special surgical tools. 

Phlebectomy is performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia.

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Don’t just take our word for it.

“Dr. Katz worked on my spider veins. Easy process, not uncomfortable, and an overall nice experience. I found him to be personable, knowledgeable, and caring surgeon. State of the art technology. Nice staff and nice office. Dr. Katz is definitely the go-to guy if you have questions or need treatment.”                                                                                    

Rebecca B.

VARICOSE VEIN PATIENT

“Dr. Katz treated one of my spider veins and a few weeks later, there’s no trace of anything and no scars. Easily the best vein specialist in Atlanta. Would HIGHLY recommend.”⁣                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Alan L.

VNUS CLOSURE PATIENT

“The entire experience was great! His office staff was very friendly and helpful. Dr. Katz was very personable and explained exactly what he was doing and why he was doing it. He was very good and very efficient. So far, it looks like I’ll get the results I was looking for and I will definitely go back for more treatments!”                                            

Kathryn L.

SPIDER VEIN PATIENT

Living With Pain Is No Way To Live. Let’s Correct The Vein Issues In Your Life Today.

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