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Dr. David Draughn, MD,
FACS, RVT, RPVI, RPhS

“ALL WE DO IS VEINS, ALL DAY EVERY DAY.”

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AAAHC accredited facility

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IAC accredited vascular labs

LOCATIONS

Charlotte:
704.544.5245

15825 Ballantyne Medical Place, Ste. 240
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

Gastonia:
704.861.2072
860 Summit Crossing Place, Ste. 120
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054

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Dr. David Draughn: Vein Specialist

MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI, RPhS
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and
the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

Dr. David Draughn, MD,
FACS, RVT, RPVI, RPhS

“ALL WE DO IS VEINS, ALL DAY EVERY DAY.”

Z

AAAHC accredited facility

Z

IAC accredited vascular labs

LOCATIONS

Charlotte:
704.544.5245

15825 Ballantyne Medical Place, Ste. 240
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

Gastonia:
704.861.2072
860 Summit Crossing Place, Ste. 120
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054

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Only 1% of phlebology doctors have board certification with the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine – Dr. Draughn is one of them!

VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENT

Has Never Been Easier!

It’s not even the end of the day and you can’t wait to sit down and put your feet up. The heaviness, aching and throbbing you feel in your lower extremities may even be clearly visible by the bluish trails along your legs. If so, you probably dislike what you see as much as the discomfort it causes.

Every spring many women and men alike stand looking in the mirror deciding “Pants or shorts?” When they look down at their legs they are reminded of how self-conscious they are of their unattractive Varicose and Spider Veins. Vein disease is extremely common. Left untreated, vein problems only get worse over time.

To fully evaluate your venous system, an ultrasound of the leg veins is nearly always needed and is required by insurance companies to establish medical necessity. The exception is if your vein problem is only cosmetic in nature.

EXPECTATIONS Of Your Visit:

A treatment plan that is right for you.

A diagnosis that you can understand.

All questions answered to your satisfaction.

A simple explanation of the benefits and risks of any procedures recommended.

Referral to another specialist, if your problem is not vein related.

Properly fitted compression garments if needed.

About Dr. Draughn
Dr. David Gardner Draughn, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI, RPhS is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (commonly known as “board certified”).

Welcome to my practice.

Thank you for visiting Vein Specialists of the Carolinas where we treat much more than varicose and spider veins, like phlebitis, deep vein thrombosis, leg swelling and more.
I have assembled a team of professionals. Together we are committed to providing our patients with state of the art treatment for every problem of the venous system.

It is our goal to conduct a comprehensive review of your leg vein problem in order to determine the proper vein treatment for you at the initial consultation.  We perform a complete venous leg ultrasound, measure your legs for accurate fitting of compression garments, and take detailed digital images of your legs.  Dr. Draughn reviews the results of the ultrasound with you and constructs a detailed treatment plan at this initial visit.

It is our desire for you leave this visit with:

  1. A diagnosis that you can understand
  2. A treatment plan that is right for you
  3. A simple explanation of the benefits and risks of any procedures recommended
  4. All questions answered to your satisfaction
  5. Properly fitted compression garments  if needed
  6. Referral to another specialist, if your problem is not vein related.
  7. A smile

The venous system is very complex. Treatment for some people is nothing more than a few injections for spider veins at their first visit. For others with more significant venous problems, it is a step by step process requiring several visits. Some may require lifelong management.

All of the procedures are simple, safe, effective and performed in the office.

Only 1% of phlebology doctors have board certification with the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine – Dr. Draughn is one of them!
FEATURED PROCEDURES

Sclerotherapy

Tiny injections of medication directly into the blood vessel causing them to shrink and close.
Radiofrequency Ablation
Varicose vein treatment, also known as ClosureFast TM, uses radiofrequency energy to cauterize and close varicose veins in the legs. … Endovenous ablation is safe, less invasive than conventional surgery, and leaves virtually no scars.
Coil Embolization
Used when there are varicose veins in the pelvis causing significant pain (Pelvic Congestion Syndrome).
Thrombectomy
(PMT) The latest technique of dissolving blood clots.
Inferior Vena Cava Filter (IVC)
Device inserted into the Inferior Vena Cava to stop lower body Blood Clots from traveling to the heart and lungs.
Micro-Phlebectomy
Removes large bulging varicose veins that look like twisty ropes on your legs.
Venoplasty & Stenting
A compressed or blocked major leg vein is opened with a balloon from inside the vein.
Clarivein
Vein ablation using mechanical and chemical energy instead of heat to close the vein
NEW Varicose Vein Foam Treatment
New FDA approved foam is a commercial version of an older drug used to treat veins.

Venaseal

NTNT technology using the latest FDS approved product using cyanoacrylate glue to close veins.
Before and After
Vein Treatments

At Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, we believe that in order to excel in medicine today, it is imperative to excel in the education for it.

Remaining on the cutting edge of new technologies and techniques is the only means to providing the most modern and up-to-date medical  and vein procedures. Dr Draughn attends and occasionally teaches or presents research at three major vein meetings each year in addition to many other continuing medical education meetings.

American College of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

American Venous Forum

International Vein Congress

Sclerotherapy

Tiny injections of medication directly into the blood vessel causing them to shrink and close.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Varicose vein treatment, also known as ClosureFast TM, uses radiofrequency energy to cauterize and close varicose veins in the legs. … Endovenous ablation is safe, less invasive than conventional surgery, and leaves virtually no scars.

Venous Coil Embolization

Used when there are varicose veins in the pelvis causing significant pain (Pelvic Congestion Syndrome).

Micro-Phlebectomy

Removes large bulging varicose veins that look like twisty ropes on your legs.

Venoplasty & Stenting

A compressed or blocked major leg vein is opened with a balloon from inside the vein.

Inferior Vena Cava Filter (IVC)

Device inserted into the Inferior Vena Cava to stop lower body Blood Clots from traveling to the heart and lungs.

Clarivein

Vein ablation using mechanical and chemical energy instead of heat to close the vein.

PharmacoMechancal Thrombectomy (PMT)

The latest technique of dissolving blood clots.

Venaseal

NTNT technology using the latest FDS approved product using cyanoacrylate glue to close veins.

NEW Varicose Vein Foam Treatment

New FDA approved foam is a commercial version of an older drug used to treat veins.

Before and After
Vein Treatment

At Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, we believe that in order to excel in medicine today, it is imperative to excel in the education for it.

Remaining on the cutting edge of new technologies and techniques is the only means to providing the most modern and up-to-date medical and vein procedures. Dr Draughn attends and occasionally teaches or presents research at three major vein meetings each year in addition to many other continuing medical education meetings:

American College of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
American Venous Forum
International Vein Congress

 Helpful Facts To Consider About Your Visit:
Vein Specialists of the Carolinas

Treatment for some people is nothing more than a few injections for spider veins at their first visit.

Most patients will require several visits and others will require many.

For others with more significant venous problems, it is a slower step by step process.

For some, their problem requires lifelong management.

Although the venous system is very complex, and there are often multiple steps, all of the procedures are simple, safe, effective and performed in the office.

Patient Testimonial

Patient Testimonials 

"I had contemplated having this procedure for a number of years..."

I had contemplated having this procedure for a number of years, yet I delayed and continued to live with aches and pains of the varicose veins. When I met Dr. Draughn and his staff, I realized this could be helped. My procedures went well with very little discomfort. I was even able to continue my daily activities and recovery time was short. I am amazed at how much better my legs and feet feel.

– Linda Huffman –

"I am so proud of how my legs look! "

I am so proud of how my legs look! Everyone on Dr. Draughn’s staff is friendly and caring. Dr. Draughn cares about you. I advise anyone who want their legs done to go to Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, they are good.

– Ruth Costner –

"I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Draughn and his staff. "

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Draughn and his staff. When I went for my appointment the receptionist greeted me with a smile. After I filled out my paperwork she told me that some one would be with me shortly. Soon after that the ultrasound girl came and got me for test on my veins. Dr. Draughn went over the results with me and explained the problems I was having with my veins. Once the insurance approved the procedures I needed I was scheduled quickly. After the procedures to treat my veins my legs feel so much better. The pain and swelling has improved greatly in my legs. I have highly recommended Dr. Draughn to many of my friends.

– Brenda –

"I could not be more happy!"

One year after having had varicose vein surgery with Dr. Draughn (and spider vein treatments with Beverly), I could not be more happy! The discomfort in my lower leg is gone, my calves are actually the same size again (for the first time in 15+ years!), and I’m happy to wear skirts and shorts again! In addition, I found out I was pregnant a few months after completing the vein treatments, and my leg looked and felt great throughout the pregnancy, and didn’t swell and become painful as it had with my previous pregnancy. Getting vein surgery was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Wish I had done it a decade sooner!

– Ann –

"I really had no idea how much help this procedure would bring to me."

I really had no idea how much help this procedure would bring to me. I now sleep much better than before, no more restless legs! My legs also look much better than before the surgery which was an added plus. Thank you, Dr. Draughn for all your patience and help.

– Frances Crocker –

"After my first procedure on each leg, I immediately experienced improvement. "

I came to Vein Specialists of the Carolinas with a large amount of varicose veins, ankle swelling, constant leg fatigue, and pain. I was told that I would have a series of procedures to correct my vein problems. Each visit was thoroughly explained to me and the procedures went just as expected. Most procedures were relatively painless. The entire staff at Dr. Draughn’s office is welcoming and friendly. They do everything in their power to make each visit as stress free and comfortable as possible. After my first procedure on each leg, I immediately experienced improvement. Now that all the procedures are complete I have no leg pain, no swelling, and no leg fatigue, even after standing in a school classroom all day. My legs feel and look the best they have in years. I highly recommend Vein Specialists of the Carolinas. Everyone staffed at theis practice is awesome and supportive from your first visit to your last. Thank you Dr. Draughn and staff for making my legs feel years younger.

– Joy Smith –

We value patient feedback! Improving your personal health and quality of life is what matters to our medical staff.

Success stories motivate us to raise the bar and continue to provide state of the art vein treatment and medical services for our customers.

Our goal is to create new relationships with people suffering from vein related disorders that are ready to reach out for help to a medical provider they can trust.

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CHARLOTTE, NC

Phone

Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm

NOTE:
Modified hours 1 week/each month:

First week of the month with a Tuesday:  8:00am-5:30pm Mon.-Thurs and Friday: 8:00am-Noon

Address

15825 Ballantyne Medical Place,
Ste. 240
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

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GASTONIA, NC

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Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm

NOTE:
Modified hours 1 week/each month:

First week of the month with a Tuesday:  8:00am-5:30pm Mon.-Thurs and Friday: 8:00am-Noon

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860 Summit Crossing Place,
Ste. 120
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054

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