With advancements in the modern treatment of venous disease, patients are frequently delighted by the dramatic improvement in their appearance, not to mention the improvement in their vein health and relief of symptoms. Innovative procedures allow a qualified vein specialist to eliminate problem veins with little to no visible scarring, restoring comfort and increased mobility as well as returning the legs to a healthier, more youthful appearance.
Spider, reticular and varicose veins can be eliminated, removing the visible blue, red or purple hues beneath the skin and the tell-tale bulges of cordlike veins. A qualified vein specialist can also provide relief to those who suffer from chronic leg ulcers and other uncomfortable symptoms, such as itching, burning, and swelling.
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This 61-year old male master mechanic from Hixson Tennessee was referred to Dr. Gardner with itching and pigment skin changes on his legs, worse on the Right leg. He reported he had issues with venous ulcers in the past. These symptoms have been progressing for many years. His job requires him to sit and stand for long hours while working on vintage cars. He became concerned because periodically he has drainage from the Right ankle. His ultrasound revealed superficial venous disease in both legs, which was worse on the Right leg. Dr. Gardner treated both of his legs using modern endovenous laser ablation procedures to eliminate his incompetent superficial veins. Photos were taken at 10 months. The patient notes his skin changes have dramatically improved and his leg pain and swelling are better. He reports he is able to work now without having to stop and take breaks.
This 35-year old male from Cleveland, TN presented with leg pain, swelling, and fatigue that has been progressing for many years. He has a strenuous job requiring him to stand for long hours. He has a family history of vein disease. Dr. Gardner treated him with modern endovenous procedures to eliminate his incompetent superficial veins in our Chattanooga, TN facility. Photos were taken at 2 months. The patient is very happy with his improvement. He notes the resolution of his leg pain and swelling.
This 84-year old female from South Pittsburg, TN presented with Left leg pain and a non-healing venous ulcer at her ankle. The pain was worsening and almost unbearable. Her ultrasound exam revealed venous disease was responsible for her non-healing ulcer. After making the diagnosis, Dr. Gardner performed her endovenous procedure at our Chattanooga, TN location. Treating her incompetent superficial veins normalized her venous pressures allowing her ulcer to heal. She was extremely happy with her results.
This 45-year-old female came to Dr. Gardner with worsening Right leg pain. She is a runner and notes associated swelling that worsens throughout the day, the more she is up on her legs. She has bulging varicose veins on her Right medial calf. She was noted to have refluxing superficial veins in the Right leg. Dr. Gardner used a combination of Endovenous laser ablation along with phlebectomy and sclerotherapy to treat her incompetent veins. After the procedure she noted resolution of her Right leg pain. She was also thrilled that her leg looked better after removal of the large bulging varicose veins. She reported it made running much better.
This 71-year old female suffered bilateral leg pain and swelling for many years. When she presented to Dr. Gardner, she was walking with a cane. She had modern endovenous laser ablation procedures on both legs. After treatment of her lymphedema and venous disease, she notes improvement in her leg pain, swelling and skin changes. Her quality of life has improved dramatically and she no longer needs the cane to get around.
Mr. B is a 61 year old male. He has had large bulging veins and leg fatigue for many years. His leg symptoms progressed and he began to develop pigment skin changes. He brought it to the attention of his doctor who referred him to Dr. Gardner for treatment. He said he was always told there was nothing to do for the veins. At his consult an individual treatment plan was devised to address his diseased veins. He reports the procedures were simple and he is thrilled with how they now look and feel. He doesn’t understand why he wasn’t referred earlier.
This 48-year old female suffered with bilateral leg pain and swelling for many years. Her job requires her to stand for long hours. She was also embarrassed of how they looked and hasn’t worn shorts in many years. She was referred to Dr. Gardner for treatment. After several treatments using modern techniques she has regained the power back in her legs. The fatigue is gone and she notes improvement in her leg pain and swelling. Now that the large bulging veins are gone she is much more confident in how she feels. She says for the first time in a decade she will be wearing shorts this summer.