Vein Procedures - Vein Specialists of the Carolinas

Vein Procedures

All vein procedures are designed to help the veins empty the tissues.

Some procedures destroy veins and some open them up. This seems contradictory. How can destroying a vein help it drain?

There are two systems of veins: Superficial and Deep.


Superficial veins (outside the muscle layer) are not essential, but when they flow backwards, they are a problem. These can be eliminated by various ways from surgical removal to damage with heat or closing with glue. This lets the other normal veins drain the tissues properly.
Deep veins (inside the muscle layer) are essential to proper vein emptying. These may get blocked by clot or compressed by surrounding anatomy. These need to be opened up with angioplasty balloons and stents.

We provide the most complete care for Superficial and Deep Veins in our offices

Superficial Veins

  • ClosureFast™ Radiofrequency ablation of Saphenous Veins
  • Clarivein™-  Mechanicochemical ablation of Saphenous Veins
  • Varithena™-  Endovenous microfoam chemical ablation of Saphenous Veins
  • Venaseal ™- Cyanoacrylate Glue occlusion of Saphenous Veins
  • Microphlebectomy- of varicose veins
  • Sclerotherapy-  of spider and varicose veins
    • visually guided
    • ultrasound guided
    • liquid
    • foam

Deep Veins

  • Venography –  contrast dye x-rays of veins
  • Intravenous Ultrasound (IVUS)- ultrasound from within the veins
  • Venoplasty and Stenting- of blocked veins
  • Coil Embolization- of pelvic varicose veins
  • Insertion and Retrieval- of Inferior Vena Cava Filters
  • PharmacoMechanical Thrombectomy (AngioJet) – Removal of deep vein clot (DVT)

At Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, we believe that in order to excel in medicine today, it is imperative to excel in the education for it. Remaining on the cutting edge of new technologies and techniques is the only means to providing the most modern and up-to-date medical procedures. Dr Draughn attends and occasionally teaches or presents research at three major vein meetings each year.

  • American College of Phlebology
  • American Venous Forum
  • International Vein Congress
  • He attends many other continuing medical education meetings

He often visits and trains with the world leading experts in this field. He frequently has other vein specialists visit and train with him. He always has the industry representatives bring and present the newest and latest breakthroughs that are available.

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If you are interested in vein treatment, call Vein Specialists of the Carolinas at 704-544-5245. We serve Charlotte, Gastonia, and surrounding areas in North Carolina.

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