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Read Surgical Specialists of Carolina’s blog articles below, or select an article to read from our list of past topics.

Varicose Vein Treatment

If you’ve begun to notice dark, bulging and noticeably blue veins twisting down and around your thigh or calf, it’s time to do something about it. Varicose veins can lead to more serious health issues, if left untreated. When you have varicose veins, the valves inside the vein aren’t working effectively or at all. The … Continued

Eliminating Spider Veins with Sclerotherapy

Approximately 60 percent of Americans have spider veins, dilated blood vessels visible just under the surface of the skin. They can look like a single line or branch out in clusters that may look like a bruise. These veins are small, red or purple superficial veins named after their similarity to spider webs. Spider veins … Continued

Restless Legs Syndrome – Symptoms & Treatment

When you’re lying in bed, do you have an intense need to move your legs? If you have trouble with or are unable to lie still due to burning, itching and tingling sensations in your legs, then you may suffer from a condition known as restless legs syndrome or RLS. RLS is extremely frustrating and … Continued

Hernia Awareness Month: Understanding Hernia Treatment

When an internal organ slips through damaged tissue, you have a hernia. While many hernias do not have obvious or painful symptoms, they can become life threatening if the protruding organ becomes pinched and is unable to receive adequate blood flow. All hernias have the potential to become pinched, strangulated hernias. After diagnosing your hernia … Continued

Which Vein Treatment is Right for You?

Vein disease affects approximately 25 million Americans and is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States. Surgical Specialists of Carolina offer multiple minimally invasive techniques and treatments for people who suffer from varicose and spider veins. Types of vein treatment We offer the most modern techniques to help relieve the painful … Continued

Surgical Specialists of Carolina Featured in Western Carolina Medical Society

In an article published on May 17th, Dr. Mason was featured in an exclusive interview with Western Carolina Medical Society that highlights the innovations at Surgical Specialists of Carolina. The article covers information about the Clearwave kiosk and how it not only helps to streamline the check-in process but allows for Dr. Mason to spend … Continued

What’s the Difference Between Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass?

Obesity has been linked to significant health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke or even cancer. If you are struggling to lose weight and your doctor recommends weight loss surgery to expedite the process, there are a few options, depending on your specific needs. Take charge of … Continued

The Value of Vein Consultations

Vein consultations detect vein disease and identify treatments for varicose veins and spider veins. Learn more from Surgical Specialists of Carolina. Vein consultations play an important role in our overall health. They can confirm the presence and severity of vein disease, determine the most effective treatments for varicose veins, spider veins and reveal serious circulatory … Continued