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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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Free Vein Screening - Do I Need an Ultrasound?

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Successful Varicose Vein Treatment Depends on Advanced Diagnostic Venous Ultrasound

Most of the time the focus of marketing and literature in regard to the treatment of venous insufficiency with endovenous ablation is of the great saphenous and small saphenous veins.  There are many other veins and anatomical variants that contribute to vein disease and varicose veins. One of the most common overlooked is the posterior circumflex saphenous vein off of the great saphenous vein in the proximal thigh.  The posterior circumflex often splits multiple times in the posterior thigh with tributaries traveling to the buttocks, into the pelvis and most commonly traveling down the posterior aspect of the thigh and connecting into an extension of the small saphenous vein. 


During menstruation blood flow increases in the pelvis and often flows via pelvic vein into the lower extremity. It is very common for women with the type of vein structure above to feel discomfort in the posterior thigh and in the back of the knee.  Reflux out of the great saphenous vein at the groin can also travel posterior to contribute to the pressure in the back of the leg.  If the technologist performing the ultrasound does not recognize the anatomical variant you may end up with a false negative ultrasound. The insurance companies require there to be reflux at certain levels and posterior circumflex veins often take a large volume of refluxing blood flow away from the saphenous vein causing the mid thigh great saphenous vein to appear normal. The great saphenous vein then appears severely abnormal below the knee as the diseased vein is far enough away from the pressure stealing posterior circumflex to show reflux.  


When you choose a vein specialist understand that proper treatment is determined by the quality of the ultrasound. If they do not give the vascular sonographer adequate time, pathology may be missed. If you have seen a vein specialist and the ultrasound lasted 15-30 minutes, most likely they only assessed the most common veins and thus your results may not be what you want them to be. At Southern Vein Care we have dedicated Registered Vascular Technologist who understand the venous anatomy and thus we get it right the first time. Dedicated comprehensive vein care assures quality and results. 

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