Vein Ligation and Stripping Atlanta, GA2021-12-06T15:40:54-05:00

Remove damaged veins.

Vein ligation, as the name implies, essentially means tying off varicose veins through small incisions made in the skin in the affected areas. Vein stripping refers to the removal of larger varicose veins in a similar manner.

Remove damaged veins.

Vein ligation, as the name implies, essentially means tying off varicose veins through small incisions made in the skin in the affected areas. Vein stripping refers to the removal of larger varicose veins in a similar manner.

From all of us at MetroDerm, we wish you the best in 2023.

CORRECT VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

Vein Ligation and Stripping Atlanta, GA

Vein Ligation and Stripping Atlanta, GA, MetroDerm, PC

Vein ligation is a minimally invasive procedure that corrects venous insufficiency, or reflux, in the legs. Venous insufficiency occurs when the leg veins do not allow blood to travel back to the heart from the lower extremities.  Problems with valves in the veins can cause the blood to flow in both directions, not just toward the heart. Valves that are not working properly can cause blood in the legs to pool and if left untreated, pain, swelling, and leg ulcers may result. Dr. Laura Garvey at the Vein Center at MetroDerm specializes in vein treatment and vascular surgery and can comfortably correct venous insufficiency in your legs.

Venous insufficiency is more common among people who are obese, pregnant, or who have a family history of the problem. Individuals who have had trauma to the leg through injury, surgery, or previous blood clots are also more likely to develop the condition. Other causes include the following:

  • High blood pressure in the leg veins over a long period of time
  • Sitting or standing for prolonged periods
  • Lack of exercise
  • Smoking
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Phlebitis (swelling and inflammation of a superficial vein, usually in the legs)
  • Swelling of legs and/or ankles
  • Tight feeling calves or itchy painful legs
  • Pain during walking that stops with rest
  • Brown-colored skin particularly near the ankles
  • Varicose veins
  • Leg ulcers that are sometimes resistant to treatment

The vein ligation procedure involves tying off the vein so that blood flow reroutes to nearby healthy veins for improved circulation and is performed at the Atlanta/Sandy Springs office under local anesthesia. There is minimal post-procedure discomfort and most patients are able to return to work the day following the procedure.

Prior to the procedure, Dr. Garvey will create a specific treatment plan based on each patient’s health criteria:

  • Age
  • Overall health/medical history
  • Extent of the disease
  • Tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Expected disease progression
  • Patient’s personal opinion or preference

Following the procedure, Dr. Garvey may recommend lifestyle changes to improve a patient’s vein health.

  • Elevate the legs to reduce pressure in leg veins
  • Keep legs uncrossed when sitting
  • Physical therapy
  • Regular exercise
  • Compression stockings to help blood flow
  • Medication

Each patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.

CORRECT VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

Vein Ligation and Stripping

Vein Ligation and Stripping Atlanta, GA, MetroDerm, PC

Vein ligation is a minimally invasive procedure that corrects venous insufficiency, or reflux, in the legs. Venous insufficiency occurs when the leg veins do not allow blood to travel back to the heart from the lower extremities.  Problems with valves in the veins can cause the blood to flow in both directions, not just toward the heart. Valves that are not working properly can cause blood in the legs to pool and if left untreated, pain, swelling, and leg ulcers may result. Dr. Laura Garvey at the Vein Center at MetroDerm specializes in vein treatment and vascular surgery and can comfortably correct venous insufficiency in your legs.

Venous insufficiency is more common among people who are obese, pregnant, or who have a family history of the problem. Individuals who have had trauma to the leg through injury, surgery, or previous blood clots are also more likely to develop the condition. Other causes include the following:

  • High blood pressure in the leg veins over a long period of time
  • Sitting or standing for prolonged periods
  • Lack of exercise
  • Smoking
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Phlebitis (swelling and inflammation of a superficial vein, usually in the legs)
  • Swelling of legs and/or ankles
  • Tight feeling calves or itchy painful legs
  • Pain during walking that stops with rest
  • Brown-colored skin particularly near the ankles
  • Varicose veins
  • Leg ulcers that are sometimes resistant to treatment

The vein ligation procedure involves tying off the vein so that blood flow reroutes to nearby healthy veins for improved circulation and is performed at the Atlanta/Sandy Springs office under local anesthesia. There is minimal post-procedure discomfort and most patients are able to return to work the day following the procedure.

Prior to the procedure, Dr. Garvey will create a specific treatment plan based on each patient’s health criteria:

  • Age
  • Overall health/medical history
  • Extent of the disease
  • Tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Expected disease progression
  • Patient’s personal opinion or preference

Following the procedure, Dr. Garvey may recommend lifestyle changes to improve a patient’s vein health.

  • Elevate the legs to reduce pressure in leg veins
  • Keep legs uncrossed when sitting
  • Physical therapy
  • Regular exercise
  • Compression stockings to help blood flow
  • Medication

Each patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.

Vein Ligation and Stripping Atlanta, GA, MetroDerm, PC

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TESTIMONIALS

“My wife and I have been going to Dr. Nahai for about 10 years now. He is one of the nicest, most professional doctors we have. He’s always prompt, friendly, and professional. We’re always happy with our treatments. He is a great doctor, and we will continue to see him as long as he practices. Thank you, Dr Nahai!”
Kurt D.

“Dr. Nahai has been great to work with over the years. He is always knowledgeable and willing to listen to your exact requests. I would highly recommend Dr. Nahai and his staff to anyone who is in need of a plastic surgeon.”

Sarah H.

“Came very highly recommended by friends and also fellow nurses who have worked with him. I was very pleased with the consultation, and I’m very excited to have him do my surgery.”

Jigana P.
“Dr. Nahai is an incredibly talented physician. He takes time to listen to you and answer all questions. His goal is your complete satisfaction, and he takes pride in achieving that. He and his staff are efficient, kind, and professional. His follow-up care is also outstanding. I highly recommend him!”
Marsha H.
“Dr. Nahai is the best. I have gone to him for many years, since needing a facial scar revision in the mid-2000s, for a multitude of cosmetic issues. I highly recommend his skill, talent, creativity, and warm personality. I always leave the office feeling that my questions have been answered and concerns taken care of. And looking great, of course!”
Tracy D.
“Happy to have experienced a bit of an uplift to my smile and a return to the lips I remember from my 30s. Nice, natural look, but a welcomed change.”
Melinda L.

“Dr. Nahai has been my plastic surgeon for five years. He is absolutely amazing. Talented, qualified, thoughtful, capable! He has a great office staff as well.”

Barbara R.
“I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Nahai. I was very apprehensive, and he was calm and supportive through the whole process. I am 67 and had my eyelids done, full face, and neck lift. I wanted to look [rested and natural.” Both were achieved. I absolutely love the new me. I highly recommend Dr. Nahai.”
Charlene M.
“I couldn’t be happier with the procedure from Dr. Nahai. Having the chin lift was the best thing I could have done. I had the typical turkey neck, but no more. Everyone in Dr. Nahai’s office is great. I would highly recommend for any procedure.”
Marsha R.
“Dr. Nahai is a great surgeon. He did a great job of repairing a Mohs surgery scar on my lower lip.It was life-changing! Thanks, Dr. Nahai.”
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