An Angiography (Angio) Suite is an innovative medical space fully-equipped with advanced imaging technology that allows you to undergo certain vascular procedures in an outpatient setting. It is often used to assess or increase blood flow, examine the condition of blood vessels after a trauma or surgery, and perform other angiographic surgeries.Read More
According to the Amputee Coalition, more than 2.1 million people in the U.S. are living with limb loss — a number that’s projected to jump to 3.6 million by 2050. While trauma is a common cause for amputation, the majority of cases are caused by vascular disease. For instance, 85% of lower-limb amputations are preceded by foot ulcers, a common characteristic of circulatory impediments caused by diabetes.
While these statistics may seem grim, advancements in the world of prosthetics are accelerating at a rapid pace. Here’s a look at some of the most promising developments.Read More
Varicose and spider veins are a common frustration for many people, as it’s estimated that up to 35% of people in the U.S. experience them to at least some degree. While most individuals consider these venous problems to be simply an unsightly nuisance, it’s possible they could also be indicative of a more serious medical condition. Here’s a closer look into when vein issues are a medical problem versus simply a cosmetic concern.Read More
Vascular Surgical Associates is delighted to announce that four of our physicians appear on the 2022 Top Doctors list in the May issue of Georgia Trend magazine.
The list features Drs. Arun Chervu, Shariq Sayeed, Michael Corey, and Charles W. Wyble Jr.Read More
Blood circulation is vital to your health and well-being, as it delivers oxygen and nutrients to your organs, while also removing toxins. Poor circulation can cause various health issues, including fatigue, varicose veins, joint pain, cognitive dysfunction, and digestive problems.
To maintain a healthy blood flow, compression socks can be a highly effective tool. But, how do you know if they are right for you?Read More
Noticing More Visible Varicose and Spider Veins as You Age? Here’s How You Can Treat Them Ahead of the Summer Months
Between 30 and 60% of adults have varicose or spider veins — so if you are experiencing them, rest assured the condition is not uncommon.
Varicose and spider veins occur naturally based on certain circumstances, and do not have to hinder your summer enjoyment. There are a few ways to treat and prevent these venous diseases as the weather warms up.Read More
Different types of wounds come with different options for wound care. Cuts, grazes, punctures, lacerations, and any necessary surgical incisions can cause problematic complications if not treated properly. The right wound care is key to avoiding infection and long-term complications.
Vascular surgeons have specialized expertise in treating wounds and understanding potential complications that may occur. Their knowledge and skill can provide you with individualized solutions. Here’s a bit more to help you understand what we do.Read More
We’ve all experienced an injury or sore that can be inconvenient, painful, and challenging to tend to. But when it comes to effective wound maintenance, it can be difficult to know when to contact a doctor. To equip you with the right information about basic wound care and how to find quality help when it is needed, here’s what you should know.Read More
Venous insufficiency is a condition characterized by poor circulation and the pooling of blood in the legs. Patients with this condition frequently experience tired, achy, heavy legs at the end of the day, night cramps, and swelling in the feet and ankles.
Varicose veins are clusters of swollen, tangled veins, and they often bulge above the surface of the skin. These veins often fill with blood and can become tender or inflamed.
Spider veins, which are small, thin veins seen at the skin surface, often form from years of venous insufficiency and can be a sign of venous disease below the skin surface.
Author: Arun Chervu, MD, FACS, RVT, MBA, MHA, Board-Certified Vascular Surgeon
Types of Venous Diseases
Spider Veins are the small, visible veins which often have the appearance of having been drawn on the skin, with a fine pen. They do not bulge out beyond the skin, but can be unsightly, and can also be associated with itching or discomfort, though they are considered cosmetic.
Varicose Veins are the bulging veins, often seen on the thighs and legs. As they grow larger, they can cause more pain, itching, burning, fatigue, and become more unsightly. Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic issue but can often be a sign of an underlying vein condition known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).