Dr. George Clark

Surgery - Vascular
Raleigh, NC
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Raleigh, NC

Address

3713 Benson Dr, Suite 202, Raleigh, NC
Directions

Carolina Vascular

Raleigh, NC

About

Bio

Have practiced vascular surgery for 20 years in Raleigh, NC following completion of vascular training at Mass General Hospital in Boston. 10 years ago began to focus on treatment of varicose veins. Practice now limited to treatment of patients with varicose veins.

Specialties
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Surgery - Vascular

Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
14 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Varicose veins: Hard to know if varicose veins are cause of numbness with the limited info provided. If seen by reliable md in past suggest follow up. Unless he has... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Varicose vein: Nothing to be embarrassed about. If these veins are symptomatic may want to consider evaluation to include ultrasound. Doubt adhd medication has any r... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Horse chestnut: Horse chestnut may diminish the inflammation related to varicose veins and thus improve symptoms. It will not prevent or eliminate varicose veins. I u... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Invasive exam: Not to be ugly, but if you don't understand this procedure before undergoing said procedure, you need more and better information from your md or find... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Carotid blockage: If asymptomatic with use of proper medical therapy a moderate carotid blockage is fairly low risk. Many vascular surgeons would favor no intervention ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Ultrasound: The mainstay for evaluating patients with venous insufficiency is ultrasound. This enables locating the point where the valves in the veins are not cl... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Femoral vein repair: Suspect have already answered your question but this one a bit different. Pain with exercise in your situation could relate to narrowing or occlusion... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Vascularweb.org: www.vascularweb.org has a wealth of info, including where to find a vascular surgeon. Also could check your insurance provider to see who is in networ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Risk of blood clot: Any major surgery, such as transplant, carries a risk of developing blood clots in the legs, deep vein thromboisi (dvt). Clot gets in the lung, pulmo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Need clarification: As stated before kts can be quite challenging to manage. Please clarify exactly what treatments you have received to date and would better enable answ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Radial artery: Not clear exactly what is the problem. Radial artery thrombosis is an unusual cause of symptoms but may be an indicator of other arterial or heart iss... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Venous ulcers: Venous ulcers occur in the face of longstanding venous disease either reflux or obstruction. This leads to skin discoloration and thickening where an ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Restless legs: Over half of patients with restless legs actually have vein disease. If you have varicose i would even be more suspicious your problem is vein related... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Yes: Though veins can be symptomatic with walking, light exercise often will improve symptoms.. Suggest md evaluation as pain may also relate to arterial... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Ultrasound: Suggest md exam and ultrasound to confirm if vein or something else such as hernia. If soft and compressible likely not enlarged lymph node. Further ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Ultrasound: With limited info hard to be more specific. Ultrasound could look for bakers cyst or some venous issue. If that is normal suggest evaluation by orthop... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Poor circulation: Though smoking increase your risk of circulation problems, at your age unlikely to have such. Fatigue rarely an indicator of circulation issues. Woul... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
No: Very few supplements or even prescription medications have any impact on circulation. For pad there are a few medications that may improve walking di... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
DVT leg: I assume the DVT of the left leg occurred after surgery on the right knee. This is a known complication of orthopedic surgery. Blood thinners are us... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Enlarging veins: Veins can actually increase in size in relation to weightlifting or other types of exercise due to increased blood flow to the arms/legs. Veins can a... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Stasis dermatitis: Stasis dermatitis though similar in appearance to eczema is secondary to venous disease in most situations. First, need to deal with venous reflux (ab... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Aneurysm: An aneurysm is defined as an artery that is 50% larger than the normal sized vessel. Ecstasia is an enlarged or tortuous vessel that is not actually ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Varicose veins: There are said to be at least 8 theories as to why varicose veins develop, but probably no real way to prevent them from developing. Clearly, some ge... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Ultrasound: If symptomatic, i recommend evaluation by a vein specialist. Likely would involve an ultrasound looking for source of the problem. In the meantime tr... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
More info: Circulation problem can mean different things to different people. If you truly have a circulation problem would suggest evaluation by a vascular surg... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Complex problem: As i assume you know kts can be somewhat of a challenge to manage. If initial point of reflux has been dealt with pain from injections may last sever... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
More info: Hard to know. What is location? What does it feel like? Any discoloration? Do you have other vaticose veins?
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Superficial clot: Certainly this could represent clot in a superficial vein, superficial thrombophlebitis. This may require only antiinflammatory medications and warm ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Hose do not work: Data suggests that over 90% of patients who wear hose for varicose veins are either not made better or are made worse. Knee high hose are tolerated be... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
? need stent for FMD: Unusual to need stent for fmd. Stents have their own long term renarrowing issues. If BP well controlled would be reluctant at age 38 to pursue stenti... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
IPL: Probably not, except on the face. Better option is sclerotherapy once issues of possible vein reflux have been evaluated.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Lymphedema: Very few mds specialize in lymphedema. Suggest seeing a vascular surgeon. There are excellent results with lymphedema management with a properly trai... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Pregnancy risk: There are several different types of thrombophilia which are associated with early loss of pregnancy. Some can be managed with blood thinners. Best to... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Vein surgery: There is investigational work being done to essentially place a cuff around a vein to limit the ability to dilate. This will then prevent the nonfunct... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
DVT: Dvt usually will lead to a swollen and may be red or even lead to bluish discoloration of leg. Would suggest you have an ultrasound to check the veins... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Varicose veins: Unfortunately, no way to avoid varicose veins. If they are symptomatic suggest seeing a vein specialist. If not symptomatic, may be correctable but wo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Surgery - Vascular 38 years experience
Hand circulation: If we assume poor circulation implies arterial blood flow any blockage in the arteries to the hand may impair the blood flow. This may involve arteri... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Clark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Clark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Turns out the lump is attached to a muscle so its a muscle knot and the groin is stiff and there are some lymph nodes they are hard and move
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society
Top Vascular Surgeon , Second Place, North Carolina - Winter
2013
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