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 specialize in treating venous disease--varicose veins, spider veins, skin problems resulting from abnormal veins, etc. We use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat abnormal veins. Dr. Ellison strives for the utmost cosmetic outcome as well as alleviating vein symptoms.
We prioritize giving you the care you need in a comfortable, compassionate and professional environment. Our office is in the Baptist Pavilion, and has all the advantages of an adjacent major medical center.
Dr. Robert G. Ellison, Jr. is one of a very small number of physicians who can thoroughly diagnose and treat patients for all of their specific needs. In fact, he is the only vascular surgeon in North Florida who specializes in the treating venous disease and varicose veins.
A Team Approach
Each patient is evaluated by our dedicated staff—including physicians, registered vascular technologists, nurse practitioners, nurses and other professionals. Only after a complete evaluation do we formulate an individualized treatment plan, customized for your needs and desires. We use a full-service, non-invasive vascular laboratory with state-of-the-art technology to accurately and comfortably diagnose disorders.
The Right People, The Right Place
We perform our procedures in the office most of the time, however we sometimes perform them in the hospital due to insurance requirements, patient preference or because of the complexity of the procedures. For these scenarios, we perform procedures in the ambulatory surgical suite conveniently located just below our office.
You’ll also be glad to know that we accept most insurance plans, including Medicare.
Venous treatments at the Ellison Vein Institute:
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy (AP)
- Endovenous Laser Ablation
- Closure Procedure (Radiofrequency)
- Sonogram-Guided Sclerotherapy
- Foam Sclerotherapy
- Vein Ligation and Stripping
Robert G. Ellison, Jr, MD
Dr. Ellison specializes in vascular surgery, and is a recognized expert in diagnosing and treating varicose veins. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and has been practicing vascular surgery and phlebology in Jacksonville, Florida since 1986.
Dr. Ellison is also a certified wound-care specialist and has expertise in treating ulcers and other varicose vein-related skin problems. Dr. Ellison has many years of experience with sclerotherapy, as well as major surgical techniques for treating varicose veins.
He graduated from the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia, and completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta.
Dr. Ellison is a member of The American Board of Surgery, Florida Vascular Society, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the American College of Phlebology, Jacksonville Vascular Society, The Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
“As a vascular surgeon, I often saw that patients with varicose veins would be put on the ‘back burner’ for more pressing, life-threatening problems. It became obvious to me that patients with varicose veins deserve not just a physician but an entire practice totally dedicated to the treatment of their problems. I strongly believe that physicians should not dabble in the treatment of varicose veins. They need to have the training, armamentarium and the ability to offer the patient the precise treatment they need.”
American Board of Surgery, American College of Phlebology and American College of Surgeons
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