We treat veins differently...

...because vein disease is a specialty.

At ETVC we treat the entire network of failed veins, not just large visibly bulging veins treated with laser catheter or phlebectomy but also the much more extensive network of failed varicose veins which are not visible or treatable with either laser or phlebectomy and which if left behind, continues to cause symptoms and leads to recurrent visible varicose veins.

This network of unseen varicose veins usually represents more than 50% of failed veins. These varicose are not “cosmetic” as they are not visible without ultrasound and they do not go away after the above treatments. At ETVC these persistent unseen varicose veins are treated with ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy.


...because being specialized in one area of treatment leads to a better experience and result for the patient.

At ETVC we from the very first appointment examine your legs with ultrasound so that you will by the time you leave know and understand:

  • what is the cause for the problems in your leg
  • why veins develop and the explanation for your current symptoms and appearance of your leg
  • whether the pain in your leg is attributable to vein disease or not
  • the expected course of vein disease in your legs over the course of your lifetime
  • how veins are treated and why
  • what the treatment options and the specific recommendation for your leg
  • and a summary is sent to you and your physician


At ETVC, we only treat varicose veins so our entire reputation is tied up in your experience here and your result.

At ETVC we do nothing else from which to gain our reputation-we are not performing carotid endarterectomy or femoral arterial bypass or general surgery such as gall bladders and hernias or performing cosmetic procedures, botox, filler injections. Our whole reputation is in doing one thing, varicose veins, and doing it right.

At ETVC we placed our entire career in vein treatment years before most current vein treatments were even available. Dr. Douglass underwent extensive training solely in vein treatment before first opening his office in 2001. Dr. Douglass opened the first clinical practice dedicated entirely to the treatment of varicose vein disease in the state of Tennessee in 2001.

We have taken pains to gain those certifications which reflect an ongoing dedication to the treatment of vein disease including being recognized as diplomates of the newly formed American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine in 2008. Dr. Douglass was one of the first 200 first so recognized in the United States.


About East Tennessee Vein Clinic

Varicose Vein Treatment KnoxvilleEast Tennessee Vein Clinic was the first dedicated vein clinic in Tennessee and since then Dr. Andrew Douglass has helped thousands have healthy legs that look and feel better.

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“Your staff is very helpful and always I felt “well cared for.” I don’t see much way that you could improve the care and services. Thanks for your good service!”

- D. B., Maryville, TN

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