Vein Care in Cartersville, Georgia

If you suffer from a vein condition in Cartersville, Georgia, Dr. John T. Perry and the Vein Center of Northwest Georgia can help. Dr. Perry began practicing in Cartersville in 1985, and since then has offered advanced vein care and vein surgery to all residents of Cartersville and elsewhere in Northwest Georgia who need help overcoming vein disease.

At the Vein Center of Northwest Georgia, residents of Cartersville can visit Dr. Perry for a variety of issues, including:

  • Spider veins
  • Varicose veins
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Cartersville residents who suffer from issues like spider veins, varicose veins and DVT can visit our office just 25 minutes away.

Treating Varicose Veins and Spider Veins in Cartersville

Conditions like varicose veins and spider veins arise from malfunctioning valves in the veins and can cause the veins to bulge and become blue or purple in appearance. Both varicose veins and spiders veins are most common in the lower extremities and affect countless people in Cartersville and beyond.

Though these issues are primarily cosmetic, the dilation that causes spider veins and varicose veins can be both uncomfortable and unsightly. Dr. Perry offers several different treatment options for residents of Cartersville with varicose veins and spider veins:

  • Conservative vein treatments. Compression stockings (support hose) or compression bandaging may be used to squeeze the legs softly, improving circulation.
  • Sclerotherapy. This effective treatment causes veins to fade within a few weeks or months. During sclerotherapy, a solution is injected into spider veins or varicose veins to create scar tissue in the area that eliminates these unsightly problems.
  • VNUS Closure. Used to treat varicose veins, this minimally invasive surgical procedure uses the controlled heat of radio frequency energy to close affected veins and reroute blood to healthy ones. VNUS closure is done on an outpatient basis and minimizes both recovery time and scarring.
  • Micro-phlebectomy. When varicose veins are too large to be treated with sclerotherapy, Dr. Perry may recommend phlebectomy, which is the surgical removal of varicose veins through tiny incisions. This procedure is minimally invasive and requires little recovery time.

Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in Cartersville

When a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the legs, it can lead to a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Though DVT often does not produce symptoms, it can cause swelling, pain, warmth and changes in skin color, usually in the legs, ankles or feet. If you have DVT in Cartersville, it can lead to a condition called pulmonary embolism, which is potentially life-threatening.

Those who develop DVT in Cartersville will likely suffer from the condition because of inactivity, often due to long periods of sitting or lying down during travel or hospital stays. Cartersville residents who smoke, live a sedentary lifestyle or are above the age of 60 will also be at a higher risk of DVT.

Dr. Perry offers residents of Cartersville DVT treatment with:

  • Blood thinners. These medications will make it more difficult for the blood to clot and are useful in DVT prevention.
  • Filters. These can be placed in the vena cava vein, a large abdominal vein, to prevent pulmonary embolism, which results from blood clots breaking free and becoming lodged in the lungs.
  • Compression stockings. Like with varicose and spider veins, compression stockings can be used to improve circulation in those who suffer from DVT in Cartersville.

If you suffer from DVT in Cartersville, Dr. Perry may also recommend lifestyle changes (losing weight, quitting smoking, managing blood pressure) that can assist with future DVT prevention.

Any resident of Cartersville who suffers from a vein condition can seek the expert help of Dr. Perry and the Vein Center of Northwest Georgia. To learn more about how Dr. Perry can help you overcome DVT, spider veins and varicose veins in Cartersville, contact us today.