Georgia Vein Treatment

Updated on: August 18, 2014

Both spider and varicose vein treatments are available in most towns and cities in Georgia. The majority of the vein treatments in the State are done by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and vascular surgeons.

Spider veins

Spider veins can be treated with:

- Sclerotherapy

- Laser

The choice of laser versus sclerotherapy is dependent on the physician experience, availability of facilities and patient preferences.

Varicose veins

A variety of techniques are available for the treatment of varicose veins and they include:

EVLT: This minimally invasive technique uses a laser to destroy the varicose vein. The procedure is done under ultrasound guidance and is relatively painless. Another related procedure is radiofrequency ablation which also heats up the vein, causing it to shrink. Both procedures can be done in less than 45 minutes and have very little down time. Side effects may include bruising, skin burns or pain- all of which are temporary.

Stabs: For those with isolated varicose veins which are superficial, small skin incisions can be made and the vein removed. The procedure does require anesthesia and multiple skin incisions are quite evident.

Stripping: For those individuals who have had long standing varicose veins which are extensive and located on the entire leg, stripping may be the ideal solution. The procedure is done under anesthesia and requires some time off.

Compression stockings: Not all varicose veins need to be surgically removed. There are some individuals who may have mild varicose veins with leg swelling and they may be best served with compression stockings. The stockings come in various styles and colors and do help prevent development of varicose and spider veins.

What is cost of vein treatment in Georgia?

Because both spider and varicose veins are considered cosmetic, most insurance carriers do not cover the cost. The average cost of treating these vein disorders may range from $ 200-400, depending on the severity of the condition.

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