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Meet Our Experts – Highly Trained Specialists
Scott Powell, MD
Is a graduate of UTMB medical school. He did a five-year surgical residency at the University of Florida, and is a board certified general surgeon.
Justin Patten, PA-C
Is a graduate of Texas A&M University and UNT Health Science Center where he earned a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies.
Denny Thomas, DO
Is a graduate of Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tennessee.
Matheson Taylor, PA-C
Matheson Taylor, is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with a Bachelor’s a degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. She also holds a Master of Science in Physicians Assistant Studies from the University of Alabama.
Esther Longe, FNP-C
Esther Longe is a Board Certifed Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Towson University in Maryland and her Masters of Science in Nursing from George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Bradley Howe, PA-C
Bradley Howe is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. He received his masters Master's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are Varicose Veins? What are Spider Veins?
In your leg, you have two sets of veins. They are called deep veins and superficial veins.
Deep veins are in the deeper part of the leg where the muscles are, and superficial veins are right under the skin.
In a normal person, the blood would circulate from the feet towards the heart in both sets of veins.
When someone has a venous insufficiency the blood will actually go up the deep veins and then go backwards into the superficial vein.
The blood will start pooling in the superficial veins.
Since the superficial veins are closest to the skin, they will start to bulge and create varicose veins. They are often bluish or purple in color.
Spider Veins are essentially a smaller version of varicose veins. They are red, purple, and blue vessels that are also twisted and turning. They are most often seen on the legs, chest, or face.
Do Varicose Veins ALWAYS Show Physical Symptoms?
No. Varicose veins can occur deeper in the leg, where one can’t see them. Varicose veins are classified under the spectrum of venous insufficiency disease.
Venous insufficiency disease causes leg discomfort, swelling of the ankles and leg, itching, and weariness. Other signs and symptoms may be prickling, cramping, aching, and heaviness of the lower limbs after prolonged standing.
Keep an eye out for these symptoms besides simply visible veins.
Can I Get Rid of Varicose Veins Naturally?
In short, no. Exercise and compression stockings may help reduce some of the symptoms of varicose veins, but usually only medical treatment can effectively get rid of a varicose vein.
What Happens If I Don’t Treat Varicose Veins?
Progression of varicose veins can be dangerous as they may later become venous ulcerations. When left without treatment, complications may ensure including rashes, infections, bleeding, sores, and blood clots.
In rare cases, varicose veins can cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism which is life-threatening.
What Insurance do You Take?
What is Your Process? How are Varicose Veins Diagnosed?
1) Consult – We first start you with a consultation where you will be listened to and encounter a friendly staff that will make sure you get the best care. That care will come from Dr. Powell and his expertly trained team, and will include a provider and an ultrasonographer on the first visit.
2) Ultra Sound – After the consult, we move on to the assessment where we provide you an accurate diagnosis. You will get the same day ultrasound and results on site while you see the provider. This will get you back to life as swiftly as possible.
3) Treatment Plan – After we conclude our assessment, we will provide you with a treatment plan.
There are many different options such as ClosurefastTM radiofrequency, VenasealTM , sclerotherapy, pneumatic compression, and more. We will ensure that you get the perfect customized treatment based on your needs and outcome goals.
Learn more by visiting “Our Process” page or by clicking here.
Does the Treatment Hurt?
It is normal to have some minor discomfort during the procedure. We will do everything that we can to make this as relaxing and comfortable of an experience as possible.
After the procedure, patients may experience minor bruising or discomfort in the area of the treated vein, that normally resolves in 3-4 weeks.
Overall, patients report via minimal pain / discomfort and are able to go back to doing the things they love.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From Varicose Vein Treatment?
Patients usually return to work and activities the very same day.
Very little downtime is needed for our treatments.