Dr. Kenneth Harper is the founder of Vein Specialists of the South, LLC. Since 1997, Dr. Harper has focused on the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcers, and leg swelling. As a leader in Comprehensive Vein Care®, Dr. Harper performed the first endovenous radiofrequency closure procedure in Georgia (early 2000). Endovenous radiofrequency closure is a minimally invasive alternative to vein stripping. Since 2000, he has personally evaluated more than 30,000 patients and performed more than 18,000 vein procedures. With that kind of innovation and experience, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
Dr. Harper is committed to the education of patients and providers. He shares his wisdom and experience with tomorrow’s surgeons as a volunteer clinical instructor at the Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Harper speaks at residency grand rounds in the Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and OB/GYN departments.
Dr. Harper and your VSS team are committed to continuing medical education. They earn continuing education credits each year. Dr. Harper and team are regularly asked to speak at national and international phlebology meetings, and is the founder and medical director of the Comprehensive Vein Training Center®, offering continuing education in phlebology.
Dr. Kenneth E. Harper is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery (1986) and was recognized in the first class of Diplomates of the American Board of Phlebology in 2008, now the American Board of Vein and Lymphatic Medicine.
In 2009, Dr. Harper achieved certification from the ARDMS as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) and is credentialed by CCI as a Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS).
The vascular lab at Vein Specialists of the South is accredited by the ARDMS as an IAC Vascular Lab for Peripheral Venous Testing. Our sonographers are Registered Vascular Technologists (RVT) or RPhS. These credentials are a testimony to our pursuit of excellence in the diagnosis and delivery of vein care.
In 2019, VSS was recognized as the first IAC Accredited Vein Center in Central Georgia and the 4th in the state of Georgia.
Dr. Harper participates in numerous local and national professional organizations. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is an active member of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS). Sharing with his peers at the AVLS meetings benefits his colleagues and keeps him abreast of new developments in the field of Phlebology.
You can tell what is important to someone by where they invest their time and talents. Dr. Harper and his wife Terri are committed to faith, family, community, those in need, historic preservation, and the arts.
As a father of four children and the grandfather of 6, family is important to Terri and Dr. Harper. To their family, they are affectionately known as BeBe and Doc. They are active in their local church First Presbyterian Church, where Dr. Harper serves as a lay leader and Bible teacher.
Terri Harper, MSN, FNP-C, is the clinical director of Spa Medical®, where Dr. Harper is the medical director. They enjoy sharing their professional careers.
Terri is a national and internationally recognized educator on sclerotherapy and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. She serves as an independent contractor for Aesthetic Advancements, Inc. and as a clinical instructor for the Comprehensive Vein Training Center®.
Believing that community is important, Dr. Harper supports local organizations including the Big O Foundation, Covenant Care (a Christian adoption agency placing crisis pregnancy children in adoptive homes), Campus Clubs (comprehensive Christian after school program for at-risk children and adolescents focusing on the Pleasant Hill neighborhood), and Strong Tower Fellowship (ministry to the families of Pleasant Hill). He encourages you to give back to your community.
Dr. Harper participates in historic preservation. He located his practice in a historic building in downtown Macon (circa 1929). The building renovation was completed in 2002 and serves as home to Vein Specialists of the South, Spa Medical®, and the Comprehensive Vein Training Center®. Upstairs, there are loft apartments promoting the revitalization of downtown Macon by encouraging more people to live in the city’s center.
Terri and Dr. Harper’s interest in preservation extends beyond their office. They are Historic Macon members and support events that promote preservation. Living in historic Shirley Hills, they enjoy what is said to be Ella May Ellis League’s (Macon’s first female architect) favorite home.
In 1996, Dr. Harper felt a call to pursue his artistic talents. Working with local artists and studying on his own, he enjoys expressing himself artistically with pencil, pastels, oils, and acrylics. You may notice some of his paintings in the office and at local galleries on occasion. He also enjoys collecting local artists’ works.
Believing that promotion of the visual and performing arts is important to a community, he sponsors events at the Grand Opera House, the Macon Little Theatre, and the Cherry Blossom Festival, Downtown Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza, among others. Vein Specialists of the South sponsors the First Friday Macon Arts Gallery opening each month.
If you are looking for a premier vein specialist team whose passion for life carries over into the care for each patient, schedule a consultation with VSS. Our personal approach ensures you are comfortable and confident with your treatment options. Visit our Contact Page today to schedule a consultation.
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