Varicose Veins TreatmentDiagnosis of Varicose Veins with Physiologic Venous Doppler
Diagnosis of Varicose Veins with Physiologic Venous Doppler
The key to successful varicose veins treatment and other vein disorders is accurate diagnosis.
Past invasive methods such as injecting the veins with a dye (venogram) have been replaced with non-invasive, office-based diagnostic tools. Venous doppler is the most specific and accurate non-invasive method for establishing a varicose veins diagnosis. Dr. Gioscia uses this modality to determine the most effective way to establish a patient’s varicose veins treatment plan.
By utilizing ultrasound waves and color imaging, this simple, non-invasive test accurately evaluates the valve function (or malfunction) of the varicose veins, and provides a detailed “roadmap” of the leg veins. A simple test then categorizes what varicose veins treatment options are available to the individual.
Based on the venous doppler results, a patient with varicose veins may find that only conservative measures (e.g., compression stockings or leg elevation) are needed. If further varicose veins treatment is deemed necessary, possibly a minimally-invasive procedure such as laser therapy or sclerotherapy (or a combination of treatments) can be effective.
A venous doppler exam of varicose veins is performed in the office and takes approximately thirty minutes.
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