At the Vein Center at Johns Creek, Dr. William H. Johnson, MD and his staff are dedicated to offering the highest quality vein treatment in a relaxed, peaceful, comfortable and professional setting. In addition, the Vein Center at Johns Creek offers innumerable options for therapy to fit your needs like VenaSeal™ Closure System, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, ClosureFast™, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy and Foam Sclerotherapy.
Varithena™ (polidocanol injectable foam) is indicated for the treatment of incompetent great saphenous veins, accessory saphenous veins, and visible varicosities of the great saphenous vein system above and below the knee. Treatment with Varithena™ does not require any incisions or general anesthesia. Patients may resume activities the same day but should avoid heavy exercise for two weeks.
Varithena™ works by administering a small amount of Varithena™ through a catheter or by direct injection into the malfunctioning vein. The Varithena™ microfoam fills and treats the desired section of the vein. When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby. Varithena™ treats a wide range of varicose veins in the GSV system but does not treat all forms of varicose veins. Please talk with the doctor to see if Varithena™ may be right for you.
The use of Varithena™ is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to polidocanol and those with acute thromboembolic disease. The most common side effects seen with Varithena™ are leg pain or discomfort, injection site bruising or pain, and potentially serious blood clots in the leg veins. Learn more+
VenaSeal™ Closure System
The VenaSeal™ Closure System is an FDA-approved procedure that is non-thermal, non-tumescent, and non-sclerosant. Basically, it uses a specifically articulated medical adhesive that literally closes the vein. Moreover, the procedure is performed without tumescent anesthesia. This, in turn, minimizes the need for numerous needle sticks. As well, patients report that there is minimal or no bruising post procedure. Learn more+
Benefits of the VenaSeal™ Closure System include
- The vein is closed with medical adhesive seals
- Uses just one needle stick of numbing medicine
- Fewer bruises than other varicose vein treatments
- No compression stockings are needed after the treatment
Ambulatory Phlebectomy, also known as “hook” Phlebectomy, is a micro-extraction technique that is used to get rid of bulging, lumpy varicose veins. Tiny instruments are utilized to permanently remove the diseased veins. The mandatory incisions are so tiny (1/8 inch) that they are sealed with a Band-Aide and not with stitches.
Since the incisions are so small, there is generally no scarring. As well, the procedure is done in the office under local anesthesia. In fact, general anesthesia is not needed. For faster healing, walking is encouraged as soon as possible. In fact, most patients return to work the next day. For extra protection, a compression stocking is worn over the Band-Aide.
Keep in mind that bruising does occur and takes about a week to go away. For follow up, have an ultra sound to ensure that all your diseased veins are found and can be treated. This will actually minimize the likelihood of recurring vein problems in the future. Learn more+
The ClosureFast™ technique is a slightly invasive segmental ablation treatment for Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency. The treatment uses Radiofrequency (RF) energy to dispense an even and a uniform heat so that the collagen in the vein walls will contract. When the collagen contracts it will collapse and seal. blood will re-direct itself to other healthy veins when the damaged vein is closed.
The ClosureFast™ Procedure offers a relaxed and quick recovery. Actually, the average patient’s varicose veins are significantly improved plus they can quickly return to everyday activities. Learn more+
- Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS): UGS is a vastly specialized technique for treating advanced Varicose Veins that are concealed beneath the skin. The procedure entails the injection of a sclerosant solution into the irregular veins by the use of ultrasound. As a result, the solution causes the vein wall to collapse. And as the body gradually absorbs them, the veins dissipate and disappear. Both specialists and patients alike find this method of treatment tremendously safe and effective. Learn more+
- Foam Sclerotherapy: Foam Sclerotherapy is a method for eliminating varicose veins, especially bigger ones. The procedure is implemented by injecting the veins with foam. This special foam causes the veins to scar inside. Eventually, the veins harden, close up and then vanish. Customarily, Foam Sclerotherapy combines a gas (sometimes air) and a chemical which produces a thicker and foamy texture. Generally, the agent resembles a foamy hand soap or shaving cream. Chemicals that are often used include sodium tetradecyl sulfate, glycerin, polidocanol (Varithena™) or sodium morrhuate. Learn more+
The Vein Center at Johns Creek
At the Vein Center at Johns Creek, Dr. William H. Johnson, MD and his staff are devoted to offering the best quality vein treatment in a tranquil, relaxed, comfortable and professional setting. As well, the Vein Center at Johns Creek provides various options to fit your needs such as Sclerotherapy, and Ambulatory Phlebectomy.
If you have any questions or concerns about leg vein problems like Varicose Veins or Spider Veins, feel free to make an appointment or contact the staff. For easy availability, Dr. William H. Johnson is located in Suwanee, GA. He also serves the surrounding areas like Duluth, Lilburn, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Doraville, Roswell, Sugar Hill, Buford, and Duluth.
All information within this web page is not meant to take the place of professional medical advice. Be sure to make an appointment with Dr. Johnson or a specialist if you have any concerns.