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Dr. Garnet R. Craddock

has been a leader in Atlanta when it comes to the treatment of vein conditions. Since 2002, Dr. Craddock has been treating varicose veins non-invasively.  In March of 2009 he decided to focus his entire practice to the modern treatment and evaluation of vein disease.  Dr. Craddock is dedicated to comprehensive vein care which includes varicose vein treatment, spider vein treatment, treatment for phlebitis and the symptoms that come with vein disease. Southern Vein Care is the only dedicated vein treatment center for Piedmont Healthcare. When it comes to the treating a variety of vein disorders such as varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling, leg pain, chronic venous insufficiency, vein disease, leg ulcers, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), and the prevention of DVT's (deep vein thrombosis) you can rest assured that you have chosen the best vein center in Atlanta.


He opened Southern Vein Care in March of 2009 to offer patients a dedicated treatment center for this painful condition.  Dr. Craddock's success treating varicose veins and spider veins has enabled for the expansion of Southern Vein Care to include the addition of another location in the Peachtree City -Fayetteville area that opened June of 2012. Dr. Craddock has developed a reputation as one of the premier varicose vein, spider vein and overall vein specialist not only in Atlanta but in the Southeastern United States.

Dr. Garnet Craddock and Southern Vein Care are the highest rated specialist in Atlanta when it comes to varicose vein treatment.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

I should have done this ten years ago!

-Raye B. Peachtree City, Georgia


When looking for a second opinion and researching the vein specialist in the Atlanta area, I decided to come and see Dr. Craddock. Yes, most people can't fly from Montana to see a vein specialist in Georgia. I am able to and chose to come to Southern Vein Care.

-K.H. Montana


I was very apprehensive about the reaction to the appearance of my varicose and spider veins from the medical staff. They made me feel comfortable and at ease.

-Margaret (Hapeville, GA)


I am so happy I had the Closure procedure to treat my varicose veins. My pain is absolutely gone! The procedure was fast and easy. The staff was courteous and friendly. I would recommend this for anyone.


- Amy (Newnan, GA)


Dr. Craddock,

I just want to say thank you for just being you. They just don't make doctors like you anymore. Just talking to you on June 17th was everything to me. I was able to go to the hospital on the 18th trusting Dr. Ross to do his thing and today I am happy I did. Please never stop being the special doctor you are, I brag about you all the time.




Dr. Craddock and Staff,

Just to thank you all for our caring and to wish you all a very Happy Valentines Day!



Dr. Craddock,

The words "thank you" hardly seems enough as this card says to thank you for all of your kindness and generosity that you have given me for the surgery on my legs. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are one in a million and your kindness has overwhelmed me. I will never forget you for what you have done for me.

My sincere thanks,


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Understanding Deep Vein Thrombus (DVT)

DVT kills more people than AIDS, breast cancer and all motor vehicles combined.
Southern Vein Care vascular technologist Brian Sapp won the D.E. Strandness Scientific Award in Vascular Research for their paper on the patterns and distribution of deep vein thrombus!

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which the blood clots or forms a (thrombus) in one or more of the intramuscular or deep veins in your body. DVT and the complications from DVT is the third leading cause of death by disease behind heart disease and cancer. Matter of fact more people die from pulmanary embolism (blood clot travels to the lung) than from AIDS, breast cancer and all motor vehicle accidents combined.

Deep vein thrombus occurs primarily in the lower extremity. One of the primary risk factors for DVT is stagnation such as when traveling by plane or car for over three hours, post surgically if laying in bed for long periods of time. A change in blood chemistry such as taking hormones, certain prescriptions or having transfusions during surgery put an individual at risk. Trauma such as a car accident or broken bone is also another risk factor for developing deep vein thrombus. Clotting disorders such as Factor V Leiden also put patient at higher risk, so it is important to have a good family history.


Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition because a blood clot that has formed in your vein can break loose, travel through your bloodstream and lodge in your lungs, blocking blood flow (pulmonary embolism).


Every year, approximatel 2 million people  will develop deep vein thrombosis and more than 350,000 of them die. DVT kills more people than aids, breast cancer and motor vehicle accidents combined.   can cause leg pain, but often occurs without any symptoms.


Detection of DVT is most commonly done by having a color duplex ultrasound. It is important that this be done at an accredited facility in the area of vascular testing. The technologist or sonographer should be registered in vascular ultrasound and have a minimum of 3 years experience. Differing organizations have different quality standards when it comes to venous imaging, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has the highest standard in regards to vascular testing. Southern Vein Care is accredited by the IAC in vascular testing and only employs full time highly experienced Registered Vascular Technologists