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Venous Disease and Miscellaneous Vascular Conditions

Do you suffer from unsightly, painful, or itchy legs? These symptoms are often due to varicose veins. At Coastal Vein and Vascular, we can treat various venous diseases and vascular conditions to help you feel your best.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are twisted, swollen veins that are visible under the skin. These are dilated surface veins that are most often seen in the legs. Having varicose veins can cause pain and swelling, in addition to being unsightly and making you feel uncomfortable while exposing your legs in dresses, skirts, shorts, or swimsuits. Here at Coastal Vein and Vascular, we offer several options to treat varicose veins.

Varicose Vein Treatments

Endovenous Laser Ablation

Endovenous laser ablation is a treatment that uses a small laser to heat inside the varicose vein being treated. The vein can be closed using heat, helping it shrink and disappear. The laser creates scar tissue, which helps seal off the vein. Blood then flows through other veins instead of the vein treated.

Choosing endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive option that causes little pain thanks to the numbing medication you’ll receive along the length of the treated vein. You shouldn’t need stitches and will only need a bandage to cover the cut.

Endovenous Adhesive Ablation (VenaSeal)

Endovenous adhesive ablation, also known as VenaSeal, is a treatment that uses a special glue to close and seal the varicose vein being treated. You’ll have a small tube with glue inserted into the vein to do this. 

The glue helps the vein stick together, preventing it from bulging out more or causing further pain. Your body will, over time, absorb the closed-up veins.


Phlebectomy is a procedure that helps to remove varicose veins close to the skin’s surface. It uses tiny incisions made in the skin to remove the varicose veins without needing stitches.

Sclerotherapy Injections

Sclerotherapy injections inject a chemical solution into the varicose vein. The chemical solution makes the vein walls swell and stick together, sealing the veins’ walls together. As a result, they stop blood flow and allow varicose veins to fade away.

Other Vascular Conditions and Treatments

Dialysis Access Placement and Maintenance

If patients need dialysis due to severe kidney problems, they’ll need dialysis to clean their blood to compensate for poorly functioning kidneys. To perform dialysis, there must be an access point in the body for the treatment. 

Coastal Vein and Vascular will create a dialysis access point, usually in the arm. The access point requires regular check-ups and maintenance to ensure it’s working as it should.

Port Placement for Chemotherapy

If a patient has cancer, they may need a chemotherapy port placed. A chemotherapy port is a small device placed under the skin to deliver chemotherapy. Using a port makes it easier to provide chemotherapy without needles at every appointment.

Venous Stenting for May Thurner Syndrome

May Thurner syndrome is a condition that occurs when a blood vessel in the pelvis becomes crushed. If this happens, it makes it more challenging for blood to reach the legs to the heart. Venous stenting involves placing a stent inside the crushed blood vessel to keep it open.

Temporal Artery Biopsy

A temporal artery biopsy is a test to diagnose inflammation of the giant cell arteritis (GCA) blood vessels near the temples. To do the biopsy, a sample of the blood vessel is taken and examined under a microscope. 

A temporal artery biopsy can help diagnose the cause of some conditions like vision problems or chronic headaches.

Mesenteric Artery Stenting

Mesenteric artery stenting is used to help treat and clear fatty deposits that build up in the arteries feeding the intestines. A catheter is inserted into the brachial artery and guided into the abdominal aorta to clear the blockages. 

Then, a wire passes through each blockage with a covered stent mounted on a balloon to open any vessels and is placed as necessary.

Wound Care

Wound care is necessary to avoid infection and allow the body to heal. It includes taking care of any sores, cuts, or other injuries on the skin. The wound may need cleaning, medication may need to be applied, or bandages may need to be applied.

Learn more about the venous diseases and vascular conditions Coastal Vein and Vascular in New Bern, NC, offers by requesting an appointment now!

Learn more about the venous diseases and vascular conditions Coastal Vein and Vascular in New Bern, NC, offers by requesting an appointment now!


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Dr. Bell is great. Went over in detail what he was going to do and what the problems were. His staff is incredibly kind from what I’ve seen so far.

- Dani

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