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Vein Care

Get personalized care for blood clots, poor circulation and twisted, swollen veins in your limbs from the UNC Comprehensive Vein Clinic in Chapel Hill. Board-certified vascular and interventional radiology specialists can help relieve the aching, itching, feelings of heaviness and other symptoms that result from problematic blood vessels. Whenever possible, your care will begin with conservative, nonsurgical treatments that speed your recovery.

Diagnosing Vein Conditions

To determine the best treatment for you, your doctor may recommend an imaging test or another noninvasive diagnostic procedure in our peripheral vascular laboratory. The lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, which means you can trust our qualified staff to use the best equipment and techniques to ensure accurate results.

Varicose Vein & Spider Vein Treatments

Take advantage of minimally invasive procedures such as:

  • Sclerotherapy – Injects a special fluid into spider veins or varicose veins to shrink them
  • Endovenous laser ablation – Inserts a tiny, flexible laser into varicose veins to eliminate them; offers an alternative to vein stripping
  • Powered phlebectomy – Makes tiny incisions near the problem vein and then inserts a small device to loosen and suction out the vein

Minimally Invasive Care for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

If you’re diagnosed with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – a blood clot deep in the leg – you may qualify for a treatment that delivers clot-busting medication directly to the problem area. UNC Medical Center’s vascular and interventional radiology specialists are skilled in this minimally invasive approach, which quickly dissolves a clot.

DVT that lasts for some time can lead to limb swelling. In this case, you might need a nonsurgical treatment called balloon angioplasty and stenting. A doctor will thread a tiny balloon up through a vein to the blockage and inflate the balloon to open the narrowed blood vessel. Then, the doctor places a stent to keep the vein open and allow blood to flow through normally.

Venous Stasis Ulcer Treatment

Poor circulation can result in skin wounds called venous stasis ulcers. You’ll find expert treatment for them through the UNC Wound Healing Clinic, which works closely with our vascular and interventional radiology specialists to provide seamless, coordinated care.

Contact Us

Call the Heart & Vascular Center referral line at 866-862-4327 to find vascular specialists, make an appointment or learn more about vascular care.

Open Access is a new physician referral service, created by the UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care, which coordinates all admissions and transfers through a single phone call and guarantees immediate acceptance for patients. Please contact us to learn more or call 866-862-4327.

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