More than 40 percent of Americans have varicose or spider veins.
These veins may cause aching legs, and their unsightly appearance can make you feel less attractive. Nationally recognized, The Vein Specialists of Carolina Vascular are board certified, fellowship trained vein specialists who offer laser therapy and other new revolutionary treatment options to restore the health and beauty of your legs.
Forget the stories you’ve heard about vein treatments. Today’s treatment options are minimally invasive. After a professional evaluation, our Vein Specialists will provide you with detailed descriptions of treatment options that will allow you to walk out of the clinic after the procedure.
Throughout the process, you’ll have the assurance that your physician is part of a top-rated team that does nothing but vascular work. They understand the underlying causes of varicose veins and help you understand how to minimize future problems.
The Vein Specialists at Carolina Vascular are a division of Asheville Radiology and have full privileges and credentials at Mission Hospitals. They are trained in state-of-the-art vascular care and are one of the most respected vascular teams in the country.
Richard W. Bock, M.D.
Vascular Surgeon, Medical Director
of Mission Hospitals Vascular Center
Medical School - University of Virginia
Internship & Residency - University of Louisville Fellowship University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)
Andy P. Brown, M.D.
Medical School - University of Mississippi Medical Center
Residency - Mississippi Medical Center
Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Toby C. Cole, Jr., M.D.
Medical Director of Carolina Vascular
Medical School - Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Residency & Fellowship - Vanderbilt University
James R. Field, M.D.
Med. School & Residency - University of Texas Southwestern
Fellowship - Alexandria Hospital
WHAT ARE VARICOSE VEINS?
Varicose veins are abnormal, superficial veins that usually appear to be swollen and knotted and develop in the soft tissue beneath the skin. Because they do not transport blood back to the heart efficiently, their removal causes no problem, and may improve venous circulation. Superficial veins are usually affected by varicosities because they have little external support. When varicose, they are visible through the skin. Contributing factors to the development of varicose veins include heredity, age, and gender.
The Vein Specialists will select an appropriate treatment based on the size of the veins involved and the severity of your problems. Your overall health also factors into the decision. Most varicose veins respond to one of the following procedures:
Sclerotherapy is a treatment where a chemical solution is injected through a tiny needle into a varicose or cluster of spider veins. The solution irritates the wall of the vessel, causing it to collapse. Over time, treated veins are gradually absorbed back into the system.
EndoVenous Laser Treatment is a laser procedure designed for larger veins. A local anesthetic is applied and a thin laser fiber is inserted into the affected vein. The laser energy seals and shrinks the vein, diverting blood into healthy leg veins. Clinical studies have shown that EVLT has a 98% success rate and excellent long-term results.
During Microphlebectomy, varicose veins are removed through tiny incisions. The treatment causes minimal discomfort and patients may walk immediately afterward.
Carolina Vascular’s nationally recognized vein specialists are board-certified in the treatment and care of veins. Their distinguished team combines the expertise of the vascular surgeon with the interventional radiologist to provide patients with the most innovative vein care available in Western North Carolina.