Vascular surgeons treat diseases of the arteries and veins other than those of the heart and brain. In the last few years, McLeod Vascular specialists recorded several first-in-state distinctions, using groundbreaking techniques to treat problems from varicose veins to dangerous blockages in leg arteries.
The Vein Center at McLeod Vascular Associates specializes in the treatment of venous disease with a team of vascular physicians, nurses and specialized vascular technicians. This group works to relieve your symptoms, improve your cosmetic appearance and assist in avoiding more serious medical complications using VenaSeal and other techniques. Click here to find out more or to schedule an appointment or call (843) 777-7043.
McLeod Regional Medical Center (Florence) and McLeod Health Seacoast (North Myrtle Beach), offer a range of services with McLeod Vascular Associates. McLeod Health Cheraw holds a Vascular Clinic for diagnosis and treatment planning. To schedule an appointment, call McLeod Vascular Associates at 1 (888) 777-7043. McLeod Vascular Associates in Florence is located at 101 South Ravenel St.
Chronic Venous Disease refers to conditions related to or caused by veins in the legs that have become diseased or abnormal. This can include:
Varicose veins appear twisted and bulging. They can be swollen and raised above the surface of the skin and do not control blood flow as they should. Spider veins are closer to the surface of skin than varicose and can look like tree branches or spider webs.READ MORE
Spider veins are rarely a serious health problem but can cause uncomfortable feelings in the legs.
Varicose veins may cause aching pain, throbbing, and discomfort. You should see a doctor about varicose veins if:
Using ultrasound to scan your leg(s), the physician will determine if Chronic Venous Disease is present.Close
At the McLeod Vein Center, the first step in the assessment process is a consultation with a vascular specialist. In most cases, this includes a simple, painless ultrasound examination to determine whether you need noninvasive or more advanced treatment options. Some of these noninvasive remedies include: exercising, elevating your legs whenever possible, losing weight if you are overweight, wearing compression stockings or advanced compression therapy.READ MORE
Today’s cutting-edge technology offers safe and effective ways to treat venous disease, often without major surgery. Some of these in-office treatments include: closing the vein with radio frequency energy or a laser through a simple needle access; injecting the veins with a medicine to close the vein down; or removing the diseased vein. Patients should discuss with their vascular specialist which of these therapies would be best for their case. For more details on safe, effective treatments, click here.Close
There are ways to reduce the chances of developing new varicose and spider veins or ease the discomfort from existing ones with these tips:READ MORE
McLeod Vascular Associates, located in Florence, SC, has been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vein Center in the area of Venous Treatment and Management. They are one of two vein centers in the state of South Carolina to achieve accreditation.READ MORE
Accreditation by IAC indicates that McLeod Vascular Associates has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vein treatment and management.Close