Duplex ultrasound is an evaluative test, which uses sound waves to create pictures of the anatomy and the flow of blood through the veins. Additionally, it can make graphs that indicate both the direction and speed of the blood flowing through the vessels. The images and graphs it provides can then be viewed on a computer screen.
A duplex ultrasound doesn’t require the use of dyes or radiation, and is even safe during pregnancy. This examination is performed to provide information to a vein specialist doctor (phlebologist), for the evaluation of certain symptoms, such as leg pain or swelling from varicose veins or spider veins. After viewing the images from this test, a diagnosis can be made and the physician can provide guidance for a varicose vein treatment or spider vein treatment plan.
When you need relief from swollen, twisted varicose veins or unsightly spider veins, new technology has made vein treatments virtually pain-free, and with no down time required. With endovenous laser thermal ablation, a local anesthesia is administered before a varicose vein specialist introduces a small catheter into the vein with ultrasound guidance. This is followed by a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes to do and requires no hospitalization or surgery center.
When painful, heavy, tired, or restless legs are affecting your quality of life, rest, or exercise, don’t wait. Learn how the vein specialist doctors at Goldman Vein Institute can help you get relief now.
If you would like more information about the duplex ultrasound examination process or how endovenous laser thermal ablation can bring you relief from painful varicose veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our three convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236,
or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, leg ulcers, restless legs, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.