Information for SSC patients

Vein Care Center

The Vein Care Center at Surgical Specialists of Charlotte is a center dedicated to the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous reflux disease.


Technology has significantly improved over the last several years in the care of Venous Reflux Disease. With the advent of minimally-invasive, office-based treatments for the pain associated with varicose veins and venous reflux, vein stripping (and its associated long recovery time, need for general anesthetic and high hospital costs) is essentially a thing of the past. We now perform radiofrequency ablation (RFA) closure of the greater saphenous vein in the office with minimal anesthesia and minimal recovery time. Most patients are able to perform their normal activities the next morning after the procedure. We also perform office based ambulatory phlebectomy of larger superficial veins, and sclerotherapy and laser ablation of spider veins.

We work very closely with most health insurance companies and ensure that all non-cosmetic procedures are preapproved prior to performing the procedure. Many patients do not realize that insurance actually does cover minimally invasive treatment for venous reflux disease and the pain associated with it.

Venefit™ Procedure (Formerly known as the VNUS Closureâ„¢ procedure)

Venefit™ is the manufacturer of the radiofrequency ablation generator we currently use to treat venous reflux. We believe the Venefit closure procedure to be the most effective and gentle minimally invasive procedure to treat venous reflux and varicose vein disease.

Visit the Patient Information area of the Venefit website for more information and an animation demonstrating how the Venefit Closure procedure works. Remember, an informed patient makes the best decisions.

Appointments and More Information

Drs. Burgess, Orland, Zbinden, McElwee, Blitstein and Fernandez-Tatum are dedicated to providing the most effective, minimally invasive treatment for painful venous reflux and varicose vein disease. Please make an appointment if you think that your leg pain may be related to venous reflux. Please call 704.333.0741 to schedule an appointment or contact us online for more information.

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