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“Our vision at VSS is to add value to your life by providing the ‘best’ vein care, designed to meet your individual needs, delivered with WOW service.”

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling, venous ulcers, and related conditions, we are here to help you. Unfortunately, without treatment your vein problems are chronic and progressive, and can only get worse, further affecting your quality of life and well-being. 

Are you disappointed with the way varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling, or venous ulcers make your legs look? Many of you tell us that you have not worn shorts, a swimsuit or stylish attire for years.  

Or maybe you are discouraged with your tired aching legs, night cramps or restless legs impacting how you live, work and play. You just want to enjoy life again with ‘better’ legs.

If you have lost hope, you are not alone, you are one of the millions of Americans whose quality of life is affected by vein disease.  At VSS we want to help you.

Who you choose as your Vein Specialist matters!

Join the thousands of other patients who have chosen VSS because we can help you. VSS is your choice if you want:
  • Comprehensive Vein Care®
  • Innovators in the field of minimally invasive vein care
  • Vein Care Specialists with 20+ years of experience and thousands of patients.
  • The area’s first Accredited Vein Care Center

10 Great Reasons Patients Choose VSS

If you have lost hope, you are not alone, you are one of the millions of Americans whose quality of life is affected by vein disease.  When you choose VSS we partner with you so you can enjoy Better Veins for Life®.  At VSS we offer hope by:

  • Listening to your concerns and what you want for your legs and life.
  • Creating a plan designed to meet your needs.  
  • Helping you enjoy life and live confidently again with: 
    • Better feeling legs, enjoying your life at work and with family and friends.  
    • Better looking legs, living confidently in your shorts, swimsuit and fashion styles

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in thousands of satisfied patients who have experienced the VSS Difference.

  • Dr. Harper and our dedicated VSS team are committed to excellence in your vein care, focusing exclusively on vein and lymphatic matters.
  • As vein specialists, we diagnose and treat all forms of vein and lymphatic disorders.
    • In 2005, the American Medical Association (AMA) recognized phlebology as a self-designated specialty.
    • In 2008, the first phlebology certification test was offered by the American Board of Phlebology, now the American Board of Vein and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM).
    • Dr. Harper is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Diplomat of the ABVLM.

At VSS you will enjoy exceptional WOW service.  We treat you like family, promising to go above and beyond your expectations.  Your VSS team is excited to serve as your guide to Better Veins for Life®.

At VSS, veins aren’t just another thing we do; they are the only thing we do and it shows!  No other physicians treating veins in our area, and few in the country, have that kind of experience.  Choose Vein Specialists of the South for your vein care and you benefit from the VSS experience, too!

  • The VSS team has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease since 1996-1997 bringing many ‘first in vein care’ to patients in Central Georgia.
    • You benefit from our 20+ years’ experience offering ‘Comprehensive Vein Care®’.
    • Many of our VSS staff have been part of the VSS team for 10+ years. 
    • VSS has successfully helped over 20,000 patients with minimally invasive Comprehensive Vein Care®
At VSS we create a comprehensive ‘Better Veins. Better Life.™ Treatment Plan’ to meet your individual needs.  Patients who have been treated elsewhere notice the difference and share their observations. The VSS Team(s)…
  • Listens to your concerns, fully evaluates your deep and superficial veins, and using years of experience develops a treatment plan designed to help you enjoy Better Veins for Life®.   
  • VSS Comprehensive Treatment Plan is a complete approach to vein care.  At VSS we…  
    • Treat the underlying source of your vein problems and your visible surface concerns. 
    • Avoid unnecessary procedures, understanding that if we can treat you with conservative care, we will.

Our VSS promise to you is to remain at the forefront of innovation while providing the best customized vein care, based on an accurate history, physical exam and venous ultrasound. With our VSS innovation, you can rest assured that you have the best treatment options available right here.

  • Since 1997, VSS has focused on the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcers, and leg swelling. 
  • Traditionally the treatment of varicose veins meant surgery.  VSS has led the way in vein innovation, replacing surgery with minimally invasive office-based procedures, under local anesthesia. 
  • As a leader in comprehensive vein care, VSS has brought many ‘first in vein care’ to this region.  Dr. Harper and the VSS Team have introduced/performed the first…
    • Endovenous radiofrequency closure procedure in Georgia (early 2000). Endovenous radiofrequency closure is a minimally invasive alternative to vein stripping.
    1. In Central Georgia, Ultrasound Guided Foam ‘Varithena®’ treatment for Saphenous Vein Reflux.
    • In Central Georgia, ‘VenaSeal™’ treatment for Saphenous Vein Reflux. 
    • Established the areas first in house ultrasound team dedicated to vein diagnosis and treatment. 
    • Created the areas first office-based vein practice, providing Walk In. Walk Out … With Little to no Downtime® vein treatments. 
    • VSS is one of the first Vein Centers in the country to provide fully integrated Vein Care with a team providing Lymphedema Care if you suffer from leg swelling.
    • The VSS Team offers a full spectrum of care for your superficial and deep vein disease including iliac vein and pelvic vein disease. 

Credentials, certifications and accreditations serve to validate a physician and practice. Our credentials speak to our dedication to be the best vein specialist.  

At VSS the most important thing for us is ‘better vein care’ for you.  We achieve this through attention to detail, our commitment to excellence in everything we do and our experience helping people like you. When you combine this with a passion for people and vein care it’s a winning combination.  

 At VSS, we excel at each of these and more.

  • VSS is Central Georgia’s first IAC Accredited Vein Center.
  • The VSS ultrasound/vascular lab is accredited by the IAC for Venous Testing.
  • Your VSS ultrasound team consists of Registered Vascular Technologist and Registered Phlebology Sonographers.
  • Dr Harper is:
    • One of the first physicians to become a Diplomat of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (AMVLM)
    • Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS)
    • Registered Phlebology Sonographer 
    • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
Education is a VSS guiding principles fitting our vision for ‘Everyone to enjoy Better Veins for Life.®’ At VSS we fulfill this principle first with our patients, and in multiple venues from there.
  • The VSS Team regularly attends and speaks at regional and national vein meetings
  • We offer vein education and evaluations for patients
  • We speak at local medical educational “Grand Rounds’ and community organizations
  • We attend health fairs across Central Georgia educating employees and patients like you to better understand vein care, it’s symptoms and treatment options
  • Through our Comprehensive Vein Training Center® – VSS offers premiere educational experience for physicians, mid-level providers and ultra-sonographers who are interested in the latest vein evaluation and treatments

As one of the largest independent phlebology practices in the country, your VSS team participates in nationally recognized research.  VSS research has been recognized at the Annual Congress of the American College of Phlebology including the Platinum Award in 2007. We continue to pursue research projects and ideas to improve vein care.

We desire to help make Macon and our communities we serve, a better place to live, work and play.  Some of our community outreach has included:

  • Mercer University Biomedical Engineering
  • Macon Arts Alliance
  • Grand Opera House
  • Campus Clubs
  • Junior League of Macon
  • Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Breast Cancer Advocacy

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MEET YOUR TEAM

VSS is led by our phlebologist, Dr. Harper.  Working alongside our dedicated VSS Team, we are committed to excellence in your care.  

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Dr. Kenneth Harper

is the Founding Partner of VSS. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a diplomat of the American Board of Vein and Lymphatic Medicine. Dr. Harper has provided comprehensive vein and lymphatic care since 1996-1997.

  • Dr. Harper’s additional credentials that signify a commitment to excellence in vein care include: Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation and Registered Phlebology Sonographer.
  • As a practice, your VSS ultrasound team is accredited by the IAC for Vascular Testing
  • VSS is Central Georgia’s first and only IAC Accredited Vein Center.

Vein Specialists of the South Macon

Heidi Atkins, PA-C

Heidi attended Clemson University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree. She continued her studies at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, graduating in 2005 as a Physician Assistant. Heidi has spent nine years in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics before joining VSS. During her education, Heidi completed research in bisphosphonate drugs as well as anti-cancer effects of Essiac Tea. Heidi is a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants.

Heidi is originally from Delaware and now resides in Macon. She is a trumpet player in the Ingleside Baptist Church Orchestra and enjoys obstacle races. As a Clemson alumna, Heidi is still an avid Tigers Fan.

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Marsha Denny, FNP-C

Marsha attended Georgia College and State University where she graduated in 2017 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her undergraduate studies, graduating with honors from Georgia College and State University (1992) with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) at Macon Junior College (1987).

Specializing in invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular procedures, Marsha has worked in healthcare for the past 31 years before joining VSS. She has also spent three years working with hospice. Additional certifications include: Registered Cardiac Sonographer (1999), Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist (1994), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (1992). Professional memberships include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

Marsha was born in Warner Robins, GA where she continues to reside with her husband Chip, and their two children Hunter and Logan. She is a long-time member of Central Baptist Church. She enjoys being with friends and family and especially enjoys spending time at the beach.

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Heather Givens, PA-C

Heather Givens began her education at Armstrong Atlantic State University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science. She then continued her studies at Gardner-Webb university graduating with her Master of Physician Assistant Studies. She had rotations in many areas including orthopedics, pediatrics, gynecology and family medicine. She has experience working as a Physician Assistant in internal medicine before joining VSS. In her free time, Heather enjoys traveling, hiking, and kayaking. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Fun fact – Heather has a black belt in taekwondo.

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Barbara Jones-Campbell, OTR/L, CLT

Barbara is a certified Occupational Therapist specialized in treating Lymphedema. She began her education by attending the Medical College of Georgia and graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.

Barbara is certified as an Occupational Therapist by the State of Georgia and has been certified in Lymphedema therapy for over 20 years. She has a special certification in Physical Agent Modality. She has spent most of her career working in the hospital environmentt and also has a certificate in Kinesio Taping. When Barbara isn't performing therapy or taking classes, she enjoys being outdoors. Barbara is an avid cook and fisherman, and likes to spend time in her garden.

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Keely Small, PA-C

Keely attended North Georgia College and State University graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then continued her education at Emory University graduating in December 2006 with a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant. Keely had rotations in a variety of fields including internal medicine, general surgery, plastic surgery, pediatrics, and dermatology. After completing her education, Keely began working in gastroenterology and spent eleven years in this field. Keely is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Keely is married and lives in Forsyth with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, particularly her nephews and nieces.

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WHY CHOOSE VEIN SPECIALISTS OF THE SOUTH

The Area’s first accredited
Vein Care Center

Over 22 years
in business

22,000+
patients treated

Selected “Best of the Best”
in Central Georgia

“It’s not just one thing we do, it’s the only thing we do.”

DR. HARPER

DR. DELIUS

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