Vascular Doctors in Charleston

An obstruction in blood flow can result in numerous problems, including cardiovascular disease. Luckily, East Cooper Physicians has renowned cardiologists and vascular doctors in Charleston that are more than qualified to diagnose and treat various vascular problems.

Advanced Medical Care from Vascular Ultrasound Specialists

If you have been diagnosed with varicose veins, vascular trauma, venous ulcers, poor leg circulation, or other vascular conditions, it's time to consult with our vascular doctors. Put simply, our professionals have undergone specialized training to identify, treat, and manage disorders that impact the lymphatic systems, arteries, and veins.

Many people believe that ultrasounds are only used for prenatal care. That is not the case. In fact, our vascular ultrasound specialists use sonography to locate problems, such as blockages in the carotid artery, the heart, and other areas. Our vascular ultrasound doctors also use this methodology to:

  • Identify the Source & Severity of Varicose Veins
  • Locate Enlarged Arteries (Aneurysms)
  • Assess Blood Flood of Neck & Heart
  • Identify Blood Clots

Treatments Available for Varicose & Spider Veins

About 30% to 60% of adults develop varicose veins or spider veins. While most commonly found in women, men can suffer from the condition, too. Any vein can become varicose (gnarled and enlarged), though they are most commonly found in the legs and feet. In most cases, varicose veins are harmless. There are instances, however, where they become serious problems. If left untreated, varicose veins can lead to inflammation, discomfort when standing, and blood clots.

Treat varicose and spider veins successfully with Sclerotherapy, which as an effective spider and varicose vein treatment that has been used since the 1930s. During the treatment, our vein doctor injects a solution directly into your vein with a small needle. Eventually, the blood vessel lining swells and sticks together, causing the blood to clot. The blood will then be redirected to healthier veins.

Additional Treatments from a Leading Vein Doctor

Vascular problems put your overall well-being in danger. More than 15% of adults that have dementia have developed the condition due to vascular problems in the brain. It occurs when the vessels supplying blood to your brain are blocked or narrowed. The symptoms of vascular dementia vary, based on the part of the brain that is affected and the extent of the blockage. The symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Delusions or Hallucinations
  • Problems with Short-Term Memory
  • Getting Lost in Familiar Surroundings
  • Incontinence and/or Loss of Bowel Control
  • Laughing or Crying at Inappropriate Moments

What Are the Symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease?

Like vascular dementia, cardiovascular disease is caused by blocked or narrowed blood vessels. Symptoms vary from patient to patient. Men, for example, often suffer from chest pain, while women suffer from nausea, shortness of breath, or extreme fatigue. Too often, patients aren't diagnosed with cardiovascular disease until they've suffered from a stroke, heart attack, or heart failure. If you've noticed any of the symptoms, consult with our vein doctor right away. We may suggest the use of medications or vein surgery to prevent further problems.

Treat vascular disorders properly. Call (843) 849-9355 to request your appointment with one of our vascular doctors. You may also complete the form on this page. We serve patients throughout Charleston, South Carolina.