Varicose & Spider Vein Treatments
Vein and Vascular Specialists at Atlanta Access Care
Dr. Kevin Sullivan Dr. Kevin Sullivan Board Certified Interventional Radiologist

Q & A’s for Varicose & Spider Vein Treatments

What are Varicose and Spider Veins?
Varicose Veins are abnormally dilated veins that may protrude on the skin surface Spider veins are smaller versions of varicose veins. Normally, one-way valves in the veins keep blood flowing toward the heart, against the force of gravity. When the valves become weak and don't close properly, they allow blood to flow backward, a condition called reflux. Veins with ineffective valves become enlarged, rope-like, and protruding. These enlarged, swollen vessels are known as varicose veins and are a direct result of increased pressure from reflux.

What are some of the symptoms?
Symptoms caused by venous insufficiency and varicose veins include leg pain, easy leg fatigue, and leg heaviness. People without visible varicose veins can still have symptoms. The symptoms can arise from spider veins as well as from varicose veins, because, in both cases, the symptoms are caused by distended veins. If left untreated this may cause health risks.

leg 1 before and afterWhat is Endovenous Laser Treatment?
Endovenous Laser Treatment is a quick, minimally-invasive outpatient procedure performed using imaging guidance. Once the diseased vein is closed with this therapy, other healthy veins take over to carry blood, re-establishing normal flow. The treatment takes about an hour and provides rapid relief.

Will my insurance pay for this?
If you have symptoms caused by varicose veins, most insurance companies will pay for the procedure. Call us today! We can eliminate your pain and unhealthy veins!


Vein and Vascular Specialists at Atlanta Access Care
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Decatur, Ga. 30030

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