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Coastal Vascular & Vein Center is improving the health of the Charleston area

Coastal Vascular & Vein Center is improving the health of the Charleston area

Zachary M. Arthurs, MD

Anchored in prioritizing the lives of its patients and dedicated to amplifying lifesaving information, the Coastal Vascular & Vein Center is improving the health of the Charleston area.

Vascular surgeons are trained to care for the circulatory system, to make certain arteries and veins do an efficient job of moving blood to and from the heart. When these faculties aren’t working optimally, the CVVC is equipped with the technology and treatment options to intervene and instill function to the body. The team at CVVC regularly relieves patients of discomfort and eliminates their suffering of believing nothing can be done to better their situation.

A common success story is with patients who have dealt with leg cramps, itching and swelling for years due to venous disease. Delivering them treatment that relieves them of their pain and swelling changes their overall lifestyle forever – the most rewarding outcome.

One of CVVC’s fiercest commitments and factors for success is performing in a patient-centered manner. From its locations, to staffing and scheduling, to the technologies incorporated in its treatments, patient health and well-being is always its first concern. The proof is in the testimonials: “Great doctors and staff! Every time I have visited, I was seen promptly and on time,” said Ben U. This commitment to accessible care for the greater Charleston area has expanded to Nexton – CVVC’s newest office location, joining spots in West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, Walterboro, North Charleston and Murrells Inlet.

In every office, the CVVC team is invested in informing and empowering patients about their options and pathways for improving their health.

One patient success story came to CVVC with intermittent leg pain. Wanda’s pain was so severe, she withdrew from her social circle, avoided walking with friends and experienced depression. She was miserable and dealing with diabetes and 100% artery blockages in both thighs, according to Dr. Zachary M. Arthurs. The blockages pulled blood flow down to 50%.

Blocked vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs can be the source of debilitating leg pain that might keep people from working, participating in their hobbies and generally enjoying life.

“I remember just sitting down in tears and saying I don’t want to live my life like this. I don’t know what to do,” Wanda recalled. “I put up with it for so long, and my activities just ceased.”

Wanda and Dr. Arthurs devised a plan to treat her vascular conditions with dietary therapy. They pulled sugar out of her diet and restricted the time frame Wanda could eat to from noon to 6 p.m. With a minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Arthurs opened up the blocked arteries, too.

Future visits to CVVC essentially became a monitored watch of Wanda’s transformation back to a healthy life. Her weight dropped 15 pounds and then, by eight weeks, 30 pounds. Wanda started to enjoy walks – and even six hours of gardening one day. She is now off diabetes medication, a benefit that doctors don’t often see.

“If you have some issues that are vascular, Coastal Vascular & Vein Center is the place to come,” Wanda advised. “They know what they are doing, and they take good care of you. I can’t imagine getting anything else done other than here.”

CVVC offers a host of treatments and procedures that are minimally invasive and enable patients to get back to the joys in their life almost immediately. In addition to creating success with folks navigating pain or a problem, CVVC enjoys proactive patients who come to CVVC to seek ways to avoid, or to complement, the treatments CVVC offers once their arteries thicken or become blocked.

The CVVC website – – offers a host of resources with descriptions, symptoms and treatment options for arterial and vascular diseases, as well as valuable health information for every person – potential patient or not. The physicians at Coastal Vascular & Vein Center are doing their part by hosting educational events in their communities on subjects such as venous disease, strokes, aneurysms and lower leg arterial disease.

From eliminating potential problems by educating their patients to treating issues more advanced, Coastal Vascular & Vein Center is working around the clock and across the greater Charleston area to get good health pumping.

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