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Large, bulging veins close to the skin's surface are often found in the lower legs and feet and are called varicose. Because we walk, stand and run on our feet, veins in our lower legs and feet receive quite a bit of blood pressure. Varicose veins can be more than a cosmetic concern since they impede blood flow and hinder the return of oxygen-depleted blood from the lower legs and back to the heart and lungs.
The cause for this is damaged valves that allow backward blood flow and blood pooling, enlarging the veins.
Untreated veins can lead to serious medical conditions with associated pain, inflammation and discoloration. Ambulatory phlebectomy involves small incisions or needle punctures that are used to extract the problematic veins with a phlebectomy hook. A hook is inserted into a micro-incision in the leg. A section of the vein is hooked and then removed through the incision. With this procedure, a compression bandage is worn for two weeks. This minimizes swelling and discomfort and allows for proper healing.
About Ellison Vein Institute
When it comes to varicose veins, we all know the obvious: They are unsightly. But aside from their appearance and the social distress they can cause, varicose veins present other problems. The pain they cause can be significant, often preventing you from enjoying everyday activities. In fact, varicose veins can even lead to permanent skin discoloration, sores and rash.
Today, there is effective treatment. And it is offered by a doctor with the highest of medical credentials. We invite you to learn more about Dr. Robert G. Ellison, Jr. and the Ellison Vein Institute.
At the Ellison Vein Institute, we have one purpose: to specialize in the treatment of venous disease, including varicose veins, spider veins and skin problems resulting from abnormal veins.
We offer state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology for the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal veins. Dr. Ellison emphasizes good cosmetic outcomes as well as alleviation of the symptoms associated with abnormal veins.
Our top priority is offering patients the care they need in a comfortable, compassionate and professional environment. Our office, in the Baptist Pavilion, provides just such a setting, with all the advantages of an adjacent major medical center.
We also stress the importance of a thorough vascular evaluation by a specialist physician who has the ability to provide any type of treatment the patient may need. Dr. Robert G. Ellison, Jr. is one of a very small number of physicians with these qualifications. In fact, he is the only vascular surgeon in North Florida specializing in the treatment of venous diseases and varicose veins.
A Team Approach
To achieve the best long-term results, each patient should also be evaluated by an entire practice that is totally dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of lower-extremity venous disorders—including physician, registered vascular technologist, nurse practitioners, nurses and other professionals. Only after a complete evaluation is it possible to formulate an individualized treatment plan, customized for each patient’s needs and desires.
We offer the latest diagnostic and treatment methods for all venous disorders, including a full-service, non-invasive vascular laboratory with state-of-the-art technology to accurately and comfortably diagnose circulatory disorders.
The Right People, The Right Place
Ninety-five percent of the procedures we perform take place right in our office. Sometimes a hospital setting is preferred due to insurance requirements, patient preference or the nature of complex procedures. In these cases, we can perform procedures in the ambulatory surgical suite conveniently located just below our office.
You’ll also be glad to know that most insurance plans are accepted by the Ellison Vein Institute, including Medicare
At the Ellison Vein Institute, we emphasize the importance of a complete vascular evaluation of the lower extremities.
We clearly understand the patient's need for caring professional attention from a highly qualified medical staff.
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