Vein specialists serving in Saint Simons Island GA
At Elite Vein Specialists, our mission is to ensure that each patient receives first-class, individualized services – whether it’s a highly technical vein radiofrequency ablation or a simple prescription for compression stockings. To us, every patient is an individual, not a number.
Varicose veins occur when valves within a vein are not working properly and interrupt blood from flowing back to the heart. These large, sometimes twisted, raised veins are usually found bulging from the leg’s surface. Varicose veins can be painful and ache, especially if you are standing for long periods of time. Sometimes varicose veins point to more serious circulatory problems or health issues.
Not all varicose vein sufferers have visible signs of problems on the surface of the skin, the veins can be hidden deep within the leg. While some people experience no symptoms, others suffer from pain, swollen legs, discoloration, leg fatigue, burning and restless legs.
Major treatments for varicose veins are radiofrequency ablation, phlebectomy and sclerotherapy – all procedures offered at Elite Vein Specialists. To discover which procedure is right for you or to see if you are possibly at risk for other circulatory problems, contact our medical team for a complimentary ultrasound screening.
Spider veins are actually a type of varicose vein, named because of their web-like appearance. They are small, dilated blood vessels that appear as red, purple and/or blue on the surface of the skin.
Easy to spot, these tiny veins usually cluster together and are found predominantly on the upper thigh, around the knee or along the ankles. Medically referred to as telangiectasias, spider veins range in size between 0.5 and 1 millimeter.
Our vein clinic offers several different spider vein treatments. To determine which procedure is best for you or if your spider veins are an indication of a more serious vein condition, contact our medical team for a complimentary diagnostic ultrasound.
Vein specialists near me – Saint Simons Island
At Elite Vein Specialists, our physician and staff can help resolve your leg pain, fatigue, swelling, and cosmetic concerns of problems related to vein issues. We provide all treatments in our office with no need for hospitalization or even general anesthesia. Our team will develop a personalized care plan for you to get you back to the legs you once had!
Are varicose veins dangerous?
Untreated varicose veins can be dangerous because the blood that is pooling in these veins can clot. When varicose veins clot, the condition is called superficial phlebitis and it is usually very painful, but not necessarily dangerous.
When should I be concerned about varicose veins?
If a person has varicose veins, and has any of these symptoms and signs, see a health care professional. Inflammation, discoloration, or ulceration of the skin or swelling of the calf or leg is more typical of problems related to the deeper veins, especially a blood clot.
Various Vein Conditions
At the Elite Vein Specialists, we specialize in treating vein disorders because up to 60% of all Americans, suffer from some type of vein disease. But, just because vein disorders are common doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about them.
Varicose veins result from the pooling of blood caused by a decreased flow of blood to the heart from the leg veins. Spider veins are a type of varicose vein, with size being the main difference between the two.
Elite Vein Specialists is much more than just a Vein Clinic
In our offices, we not only provide the latest techniques and technologies for vein treatments, but we also provide the cosmetic services of vein issues. Sclerotherapy for spider veins is also provided. Ask a staff member if you have questions about any of these services.
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Elite Vein Specialists
1710 Reynolds St
Waycross, Georgia 31501
Phone – (912) 283-2200
Saint Simons Island, GA
St. Simons Island (or simply St. Simons) is a barrier island and census-designated place (CDP) located on St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia, United States. The names of the community and the island are interchangeable, known simply as “St. Simons Island” or “SSI”, or locally as “The Island”. St. Simons is part of the Brunswick, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, and according to the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 12,743.
Located on the southeast Georgia coast, midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, St. Simons Island is both a seaside resort and residential community. It is the largest of Georgia’s renowned Golden Isles (along with Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and privately owned Little St. Simons Island). Visitors are drawn to the Island for its warm climate, beaches, variety of outdoor activities, shops and restaurants, historical sites, and its natural environment.
In addition to its base of permanent residents, the island enjoys an influx of both visitors and part-time residents throughout the year. The 2010 Census notes that 26.8% of total housing units are for “seasonal, recreational, or occasional use”. The vast majority of commercial and residential development is located on the southern half of the island. Much of the northern half remains marsh or woodland. A large tract of land in the northeast has been converted to a nature preserve containing trails, historical ruins, and undisturbed maritime forest. The tract, Cannon’s Point Preserve, is open to the public on specified days and hours.
Originally inhabited by tribes of the Creek Nation, the area of South Georgia that includes St. Simons Island was contested by the Spaniards, English and French. After securing the Georgia colony, the English cultivated the land for rice and cotton plantations worked by large numbers of African slaves, who created the unique Gullah culture that survives to this day.
The primary mode of travel to the island is by automobile via F.J. Torras Causeway. Malcolm McKinnon Airport (IATA: SSI) serves general aviation on the island.