Vascular Specialists Advance Patient Care with Innovative Treatments

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.

  • Don’t Delay Treating Vascular Disease. Call Today for a Vascular Specialist Appointment

    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.

  • Learn More About Chronic Venous (Vein) Disease

    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 and spider veins
    • Pain and swelling
    • Skin changes
    • Ulcers

    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.

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    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:

    • The veins have become swollen, red, or very tender or warm to the touch
    • There are sores or a rash on the leg or near the ankle
    • The skin on the ankle and calf becomes thick and changes color
    • A varicose vein begins to bleed

    Using ultrasound to scan your leg(s), the physician will determine if Chronic Venous Disease is present.

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  • Safe, Effective Treatments Reduce Discomfort and Unsightly Veins

    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.

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    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.

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  • Steps You Can Take to Avoid Discomfort From Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

    There are ways to reduce the chances of developing new varicose and spider veins or ease the discomfort from existing ones with these tips:

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    • Wear sunscreen.
    • Exercise regularly such as walking or running to improve leg strength, circulation and vein strength.
    • Control weight, don’t cross your legs for a long time when sitting.
    • Elevate legs when resting, don’t stand or sit for long periods of time.
    • Wear elastic support stockings and avoid tight clothing that constricts the waist, groin or legs.
    • Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fiber food.
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  • McLeod Vascular Associates Earns Second in State Vein Center Accreditation

    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.

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    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.

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