Center for Vein Restoration Welcomes Dr. Fatisha Gayton!
Dr. Gayton is an experienced, board-certified emergency room physician who witnessed the pain and disability caused by chronic venous insufficiency during her more than 20 years in the ER. After seeing the depilating effects caused by improper functioning of the vein valves in the leg, Dr. Gayton decided to dedicate her career to helping these patients suffering from pain, cramping, swelling, ulcers, lymphedema, and other symptoms of vein disease.
As a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Gayton has undergone additional medical training and demonstrates the highest professional standing in her field. She is also a member of the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS).
“I think of myself as the patient’s healthcare quarterback. I make sure that patients are achieving their overall health goals, not just correcting their vein disease.” - Dr. Fatisha Gayton
Get to Know Dr. Gayton
Dr. Gayton credits her genuine interest in her patients' lives as well as her experience using the most up-to-date techniques to treat vein disease, for her success as a physician. After decades of treating patients in the emergency room, Dr. Gayton is highly skilled in performing procedures in emergency and non-emergency settings. Even while focusing on their veins, Dr. Gayton makes sure that she takes a few minutes to discuss overall health goals with her patients.
Dr. Gayton understands what it feels like to have the itching, burning, swelling, and cramping associated with vein disease. She, too, has had her own experience with venous insufficiency due to long periods spent standing while working in the emergency room. Dr. Gayton sought an evaluation and underwent vein treatment.
Dr. Gayton speaks English and Spanish.
Vein Treatment Procedures
Dr. Gayton is an expert at the many minimally invasive options available at CVR to treat the pain, crampy, itching, restlessness, and other symptoms of vein disease. Procedures include:
Thermal Ablation Methods
Tried, trustworthy, and proven effective over years of use, thermal ablation gives the vein physician complete control over where the heat is delivered within the diseased vein. Used for large varicose veins and patients with incompetent saphenous veins.
Each leg has a saphenous vein, that is, a vein that drains deoxygenated blood out of the leg and back to the heart. This vein travels along the front of the leg, whereas the small saphenous vein (also called the lesser saphenous vein), moves down the back of the calf.
A catheter inserted into the vein emits radio waves that heat precise areas of the affected vein, causing it to close. The vein is reabsorbed into the body, and blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby.
Like radiofrequency ablation, a laser fiber inserted into the vein is activated, heating the vein wall, causing it to close. Laser ablation can treat very small segments of refluxing veins with a high degree of closure success.
Non-Thermal Ablation Methods
The thick liquid used for these newer chemical approaches is the consistency of shaving cream. It spreads more freely within the blood vessels and is best used for smaller veins.
This medical adhesive is injected into the vein through a thin catheter, causing the vein to collapse.
This gentle injectable medicated microfoam fills and treats the malfunctioning section of the vein, causing the vein to collapse.
The physician injects a medication called sclerosant into small to medium-sized veins using ultrasound guidance for maximum accuracy and safety.
Used to eliminate spider veins, a sclerosant is injected into the veins during this procedure, initiating a reaction that causes veins to close and be reabsorbed into the body.
This procedure allows for the immediate removal of large, bulging veins. It should not be confused with the outdated vein stripping technique. The affected vein is extracted through these tiny incisions that require nothing more than a band-aid to heal. It is well-tolerated, and patients can immediately get back to their normal routine with few restrictions.
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