Finally, we’ll perform a normal physical examination, and then move to an in-depth examination of your veins themselves, conducted using Venous Doppler Ultrasound. This is the most advanced form of ultrasound, and allows us to look beneath the surface of your skin to see not only the veins themselves, but the blood as it flows through them to determine whether there are any blockages, or whether you show signs of venous reflux.
That is what happens when the tiny valves that control blood flow through your veins become weak and fail to close properly, allowing blood to flow backwards (in a reflux direction) and pool in your veins. It is also the primary cause of varicose veins.
If we discover that you are suffering from vein disease, we will discuss the various treatment options with you, and help you to decide among them. If you don’t have vein disease yet but have high risk factors for it, we’ll work with you to help prevent it.