In addition to obtaining a detailed medical history and physical examination, we perform a comprehensive ultrasound evaluation that will help identify the sources of venous disease. The comprehensive ultrasound will be very detailed and will evaluate the deep system for any blood clots or other problems, and the superficial system for blood clots and venous disease.
The veins that can be treated have reflux or blood that is allowed to flow backwards. There are small one way valves in the venous system that stop the blood from flowing down the vein rather than up towards the heart. When these valves are not working you are diagnosed with varicose veins. Varicose veins or veins with reflux are ones that can be treated.