Harris Vein Center Now Open

August 31, 2020

Harris Regional Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of Harris Vein Center in Sylva. The Harris Vein Center provides vein services to WNC led by Dr. Eric Reitz and Kate Mosley, FNP-C and is now open and scheduling appointments.

Services provided at the Harris Vein Center include safe, minimally-invasive vein treatment options for a variety of legs issues including spider veins, venous insufficiency, varicose veins, restless leg syndrome, leg cramps, leg pain and swelling, skin discoloration, plus much more.

Over 40 million Americans suffer daily with painful, swollen legs as a result of venous disease. This condition is the result of faulty valves in the veins and is called Venous Insufficiency. In a healthy vein, there are one way valves that allow the blood to move toward the heart, but not away. In a diseased vein, these valves do not work properly, allowing the blood to fall downward in between heartbeats.

This back and forth motion of blood leads to an increased venous blood pressure resulting in inflammation of the tissues around the vein. This inflammation can cause leg pain, swelling, bulging varicose veins, heaviness, restlessness, cramps, skin discoloration, numbness, tingling, ulcers, Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and blood clots. Left untreated, this condition only worsens over time.

If varicose veins or other forms of venous disease are keeping you from enjoying the life you want, call today to improve the health and appearance of your legs.

Harris Vein Center is located at 37 Medical Park Loop, Suite 101 in Sylva. For a full screening or consultation, please call 828.586.7735