Dr. Martin has outstanding credentials and has been in the field of surgery since 1986. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and was recertified in October of 2003. His knowledge and skills as a surgeon qualify him as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Martin has a very strong general surgery background, but has developed a subspecialty interest in the treatment of venous disease. He has developed an enlarging vein disease practice. Dr. Martin graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Engineering Analysis before attending medical school at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Thereafter, he completed his 5-year surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago including serving as Chief Surgery Resident. He practiced in the Atlanta area until 2002 and was vice president of General Surgeons of Gwinnett. Dr. Martin and his wife decided to relocate to the South Georgia area to begin a surgery program at Memorial Heath System where he served as chief of surgery in 2002 and was elected the chief of the medical staff for 2004-2005.
Dr. Martin has devoted the practice at South Georgia Vein Centers to the treatment of venous disease. The cornerstone of our practice is the endovenous laser closure of incompetent saphenous veins, which is the most common cause for large varicose veins. We have had an outstanding experience with this procedure which is done in the office setting. We also use a combination of cutaneous laser treatment with the Dornier 940 diode laser in conjunction with foamed Sotradecol injection sclerotherapy under vein light guidance of the underlying feeding reticular veins. The approach gives outstanding long term and permanent results for spider veins. We have continued to devote our practice interest to state-of-the art treatment of vein disease. Dr. Martin also has a special interest in those patients who have had previous vein stripping surgery with recurrent varicose vein disease in addition to those with venous stasis ulcers of the calf and ankle areas.