“Ok, it’s time to get these veins fixed.” How often do you say this to yourself as you are faced with a wardrobe decision? Do you feel insecure about the bulging and unsightly veins on your legs? Do you choose to wear long pants in the summer instead of the trendy summer fashions to hide your legs? Well, I am here to tell you that there is something that we can do to help. You may think that you don’t have the time or the money to invest, but the good news is that even with the increased demands of family, work and community, there is help! Even better, the latest treatments for varicose veins are often covered by your insurance company.
So what exactly are varicose veins? Varicose veins are unhealthy, enlarged or bulging superficial veins that are visible primarily when standing and can be hereditary and/or worsen during pregnancy. While varicose veins are seen in both men and women, spider veins are more frequent in women. According to the Vascular Disease Foundation, it is estimated that at least 20 to 25 million Americans have varicose veins with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms can include aching, fatigue, pain, itching and heaviness, often with a tendency to swell.
We realize that varicose veins can affect your quality of life and that is why the Emory Vein Center is committed to our patients to provide the highest standard of vascular care in a professional and caring environment. We offer minimally invasive procedures that take less time to complete than a full work out at the gym. Our procedures consists of state-of-the-art laser or radiofrequency technology to gently close the unhealthy veins, sclerotherapy to remove veins and minor surgical excisions to remove the more larger, bulging veins. Essentially all procedures are done in the office where we also have a noninvasive vascular laboratory where we perform venous ultrasound testing. This helps the physicians determine an individualized treatment plan just for you!
Why come to us? All of our physicians at the Emory Vein Center are board certified vascular surgeons. What this means is that we have specialized in the entire spectrum of vascular disorders to include arterial and venous disease. When you are choosing a physician for your vein care, he or she should be fully trained in the field. All too often today, physicians with limited vascular training are performing these procedures.
So what are you waiting for? The warm summer months will soon be upon us again and we are here and ready to help. We are three convenient locations in Buckhead, Decatur and Perimeter. To schedule your appointment, call 404-778-VEIN.
About Dr. Rheudasil
Mark Rheudasil, MD, graduated magna cum laude from Abilene Christian University in Texas and he earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1983. He completed a general surgery internship and residency program at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Rheudasil also completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at Emory University in 1989.
Dr. Rheudasil is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and is a board certified vascular surgeon. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the International Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery, and the North American chapter of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. He is also a member of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, the Emory Association of Vascular Surgery, the Atlanta Vascular Society, and the Georgia Surgical Society. He is also a member of the Medical Association of Georgia, the Medical Association of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Clinical Society. He is also certified as a Registered Vascular Technologist.
Dr. Rheudasil has published articles in several medical journals including The Journal of Vascular Surgery, American Surgeon and The Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia. He has lectured at the regional and national level on a variety of topics including current reviews of vascular surgery.