Vein disease is one of the most common ailments in the United States. Varicose veins, for example, impact about 1 in 3 adults.
T.C. Lackey II
General Surgeon, Vein Specialist
T.C. Lackey II, D.O., founder and owner of Florida Lakes Vein Center, Florida Lakes Spa, and Florida Lakes Surgical serves patients mostly in Sebring, Florida, and oversees the other practices.
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T.C. Lackey II
Dr. Lackey attended Georgetown College for his undergraduate degree before earning his medical degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. His internship was at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center while his second year of surgical residency was completed at Vanderbilt. Dr. Lackey finished his training at the University of Florida, Jacksonville.
He began his practice in Sebring, Florida, nearly seventeen years ago after settling in the area due to its numerous lakes that reminded him of his Kentucky childhood. At Florida Lakes Surgical, Dr. Lackey provides compassionate care and laser focus on patient health.
Dr. Lackey boasts the only VenaSeal™ and Varithena teaching facility in Central Florida. When not performing surgeries and vein treatments, he can be found on the tennis courts as President of the Highlands County Tennis Association, coaching varsity girls’ soccer and varsity boys’ tennis teams, or just relaxing with his wife and six children.
Vein Disease FAQs
The difference between a vein and artery is very straightforward. Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart, and veins carry low-oxygen blood back to the heart. Veins are also called blood vessels.
Yes, vein treatments are safe; they do remove the veins that aren’t working properly. The human body is equipped with more than enough veins to move blood around, not to mention our bodies’ amazing ability to adapt. When the ineffective veins are destroyed, your healthy veins make up the difference without skipping a beat.
Both spider veins and varicose veins result from vein disease. Varicose veins are raised, swollen vessels that twist and coil beneath your skin, giving a bulging, ropey appearance. Spider veins are actually a smaller vein than what most consider “varicose veins.” Varicose veins are simply larger veins just below the skin surface and coil beneath. Spider veins are smaller versions and usually are single veins, but can also cluster.
T.C. Lackey’s Certifications
Medical School & Training
- University of Florida at Jacksonville
- Vanderbilt University
- Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
- West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
- Georgetown College
- Best Surgeon or Physician Highlands County 2008-2023
- University of Florida Exemplary Teaching Award, 2006
- Resident of the Year, 2004-05 & 2005-06
- Teaching Resident of the Year, 2004-05 & 2005-06
- Chief Resident, 2005-2006
- Chief of Staff, Elect 2022-2023
- Chief of Surgery, 2018-2020
- By-laws Chairman, 2012-2014, 2016-2020
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics Chairman, 2013-2023
- Utilization Review, 2008-2020
- Physician Leadership, 2009-2020
- Medical Executive Committee, 2010-2011, 2016-20, 2022-2023