"We stay at the forefront of the newest vascular treatments," explains Dr. Eric Wellons, a Newnan resident who loves living on the south side of Atlanta. "All of the treatments we offer are cutting-edge. Our goal is to bring the most advanced treatments to people in the Southern Arc, so they don't have to travel to Atlanta for treatment."
In-Office Varicose Vein Procedures
A Reputable Name in Vascular Surgery
Trusted by Patients for More Than 30 Years
When it comes to vascular treatments, Atlanta Vascular Specialists is among the most respected names in the industry. We established our office in Atlanta, GA in September 1979, and since then, it has always been a pleasure to serve the Atlanta area and the surrounding suburbs.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. John Dooley to our practice!
We are growing to better serve the Fayette & Coweta medical communities.
We appreciate you choosing us for your vascular care, and we are privileged to be at your service. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment. Our vascular specialists, Dr. Eric Wellons and Dr. James Combs, are committed to providing the best in patient care to clients in the communities of Fayetteville and Newnan.
About Our Practice
In addition to our vascular practice, we opened Vein Specialists of Georgia to treat varicose veins and venous insufficiency using radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and phlebectomy. These procedures are performed in the office, which is why no hospitalization is necessary. Most patients can get back to work and do normal activities the next day.
Our vein specialist serves the Atlanta area, including the Henry County, Coweta County, and Fayette County. To get more information about Vein Specialists of Georgia, click here.
Our physicians treat all varieties of vascular issues. They help people suffering from varicose veins, aneurysms, poor circulation to lower extremities, strokes, and any type of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Although there are other vascular surgeons in the area, few specialize in as wide a variety of treatments as our team.
Eric D. Wellons, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Wellons was born on May 3, 1968 in Yokosuka, Japan. In 1987, he participated in the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program and the University of Massachusetts Exchange Program’s Chinese Program in Beijing, China and Taichung, Taiwan, respectively. Afterward, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1990.
Once he earned his college degree, Dr. Wellons completed the Chinese language program at Middlebury College in 1992. In 1995, he graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, VA. While in medical school, he stayed in Shanghai, China from 1992 to 1993 to finish an externship in traditional Chinese medicine at the Shanghai Mental Health Hospital.
Dr. Wellons currently resides in Newnan, GA. In addition to his primary areas of practice, Dr. Wellons has also been educated in advanced trauma life support, vascular laboratory interpretation, and advanced laparoscopic techniques.
Diplomat, American Board of Surgery (February 2001)
Diplomat, United States Medical Licensing Board (December 1995)
General Vascular Surgery (May 2003)
American Association for Vascular Surgery
Society for Vascular Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
Vascular Access Society of the Americas
American College of Surgeons
Georgia Vascular Society (Advisory Board, Integrative Medicine)
International Society for Vascular Surgery
Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
James M. Combs, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Combs graduated from the University of Georgia with Bachelor of Science degrees in molecular biology and biochemistry. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2005. Dr. Combs finished his fellowship in General Surgery Residency and Vascular Surgery at Atlanta Medical Center.
We are privileged to bring such a fine physician to this area. Dr. Combs is seeing patients at our Newnan and Fayetteville offices. Aside from vascular disease treatment, he has also been educated in advanced trauma life support and has completed the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) course and exam.
Diplomat, American Board of Surgery (April 2012)
General Vascular Surgery (May 2013)
American College of Surgeons (Member)
Georgia Vascular Society (Member)
Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons
John Dooley, M.D.
Dr. Dooley graduated from GA Tech in 2005 with a degree in Biology Earned his Doctor of Medicine from Mercer University School of Medicine in 2010. Completed his General Surgery Residency at Atlanta Medical Center in 2015 and his Vascular Fellowship at Greenville Health System, Greenville SC 2017.
He loves the outdoors and enjoys hunting, fishing, and kayaking.
About Vascular Diseases
We strive to produce consistent and accurate findings regarding vascular diseases. This is the reason why our full-service vascular lab has licensed technicians who have chosen to specialize in vascular testing. Furthermore, all of our arterial and venous studies are performed on-site.
Both of our physicians perform open and endovascular procedures, including, but not limited to, carotid endarterectomy (CEA), peripheral bypasses, abdominal aneurysm repair, hemodialysis access, stenting, and angioplasty. To make sure that our services can be acquired by as many clients as possible, we accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most other commercial insurance plans.
We understand how overwhelming it can be to deal with vascular diseases. For the benefit of our clients, we have an online archive of informative resources, including a glossary of common medical terms and a collection of answers to patients’ frequently asked questions.