Vein Disease Diagnosis

Vein disorders are not always visible; therefore, modern Vein Disease Diagnosis requires diagnostic techniques and tools in determining the cause and severity of the problem.

Depending on the results of your screening examination, we may recommend additional tests such as diagnostic ultrasound to identify where and how badly your veins are damaged. The ultrasound examination is designed to evaluate the blood flow through your veins in your legs, localizing the problem areas.

 

Our “Inside-Out” Approach®

During your initial consultation, it is very important to us that you have time to review the ultrasound scan with your provider. We will also review your history, symptoms, the scan, and initial exam to determine the next steps for evaluation.

If we find large “refluxing” veins in the scan, the next step for evaluation will be an ultrasound map, which is a more in-depth ultrasound scan with our technologist. This map helps confirm our treatment strategy to address these refluxing veins. We will also give you an overview of the overall treatment process including endovenous ablation and sclerotherapy. If we find your condition is isolated to the surface veins, a mapping visit is not usually needed and we will discuss treatment options during your consult.

Consultation Visit

We have many years of experience and are able to identify the cause of vein incompetence in all of our patients.

Dr. Karamichos will perform the physical examinations and then correlate symptoms, physical examination findings, and the ultrasound analysis to make the proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations.