Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz provides patients with the most thorough diagnosis and treatment of vein disease in the Kansas City area, including the use of diagnostic ultrasound testing performed by Dr. Craig Schwartz himself right in the comfort and convenience of his office. Varicose veins can be a serious health problem if left untreated. Proper evaluation and diagnosis is necessary, including a complete evaluation that should include patient history, physical exam, as well as a venous duplex ultrasound test. The test results are not only necessary in order for insurance providers to approve varicose vein treatment, but the results are also mandatory to determine the best course of treatment for each patient.
Venous duplex ultrasound (also called a Doppler Ultrasound) uses sound waves to create images of your veins and measure the direction and speed with which your blood circulates. The body’s vascular system is a complex roadmap, and as with any complex system, if there are any health concerns, treatment may be not only recommended but crucial to your overall health and welfare. Venous duplex ultrasound is most commonly used to diagnose any underlying vein disease that may be causing painful varicose veins. It also assists Dr. Schwartz in mapping your venous system prior to treatment, picturizing the structure of blood vessels, veins and the movement of blood through them.
Venous duplex ultrasound is a brief, non-invasive, painless test that gives Dr. Schwartz a complete picture of your venous system in the areas of concern. This method of diagnosing venous insufficiency not only gives Dr. Schwartz a clear image of your circulation but also lets him visualize the best methods of treatment. Venous duplex ultrasound is non-invasive, safe, and reliable. Insurance companies trust these test results to authorize future venous treatments, making this test critical to both treatment planning and insurance approval.
The imaging that venous duplex ultrasound provides enables Dr. Schwartz to diagnose and plan your venous insufficiency treatment with great accuracy, as it not only captures the visual image of the blood vessels, but also the speed and direction of blood flow. His extensive training, certification and skill with this technique allows him to provide his vein patients with the most thorough diagnosis and treatment of vein disease in the Kansas City area.
A venous duplex ultrasound is typically required if Dr. Schwartz has reason to suspect the patient’s varicose veins or symptoms are a result of underlying venous reflux or chronic venous insufficiency. It’s a non-invasive test with no side effects.
This is a non-invasive test that is conducted by Dr. Schwartz with the patient standing in the exam room. Gel is applied to the leg to be scanned. The transducer is passed over your skin to direct the sound waves while the picture is recorded. The ultrasound takes between 20-30 minutes. This test can collect valuable information during this short time, producing a complete map of any underlying vein problems or venous insufficiency.
Venous Duplex Ultrasound has evolved to become the primary diagnostic tool used to evaluate patients with venous insufficiency, as well as other venous issues, such as thrombosis or clotting, phlebitis, or venous malformations. Due to its accuracy and effectiveness, a comprehensive venous ultrasound is almost always covered by insurance as a preemptive means for diagnosing vein disease before it progresses to a more advanced stage.
For an experienced vein doctor like Dr. Schwartz, venous duplex ultrasound provides a wealth of information about the patient’s circulatory system. The test allows diagnosis of venous insufficiency in its early stages, allowing more effective treatment. Since venous duplex ultrasound almost always receives insurance coverage, it allows Dr. Schwartz to perform the test at a minimal cost to patients.
There is no downtime associated with venous duplex ultrasound testing. The ultrasound energy causes no damage or discomfort, and patients can carry on with their usual routine without restrictions.
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