The Importance of a Diagnostic Vascular Ultrasound

You can’t find a solution without accurately pinpointing the problem. Any knowledgeable physician, like the vein specialists in Kissimmee at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, will make sure to fully assess the state of your health before creating a treatment plan. If you have any concerns about your vein health, make sure to schedule a consultation with a specialist. They will perform a diagnostic procedure before determining how to proceed with your care. At Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, we use a diagnostic vascular ultrasound to assess our patients’ health.

We understand that treatment isn’t one-size-fits-all, so a diagnostic test is something that everyone should receive. A diagnostic vascular ultrasound is performed in an outpatient setting and takes less than an hour. Afterward, we have a full picture of your venous health. The specialist wants to see how well your veins are circulating blood throughout your body. If your vein valves are weakened or damaged, they’ll struggle to do their job properly, which is what treatment will aim to correct.

The diagnostic vascular ultrasound tests the blood flow in your legs. The best part about this procedure? It’s noninvasive and doesn’t use any radiation or dyes, meaning that determining your venous health is a safe and simple procedure.

Venous problems are often associated with visible symptoms like dark, bulging veins that generally come with varicose veins. But it’s important to remember that these symptoms aren’t always present, and treatment should be sought out even if veins aren’t visible. A diagnostic vascular ultrasound can be used for patients who are currently experiencing these symptoms in their legs:

  • Achiness or dull, achy leg pain
  • Soreness
  • Restless legs
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue
  • Ulcers
  • Spider veins
  • Discoloration

After your specialist has performed a diagnostic vascular ultrasound, it’s time to proceed with treatment. This may involve endovenous laser treatment or Venaseal to close the vein, a sclerosing agent to shrink and dissolve the vein, or microphlebectomy to remove the veins. Compression stockings could also be an option. No matter what path you go down, the procedures are either minimally invasive or noninvasive with little downtime, so you can get back on your feet as soon as possible. Many insurance carriers will also cover the cost of treatment if it is medically necessary and performed by a specialist.

If you’re currently experiencing leg pain and are unsure if it’s vein-related, it may be time to visit the vein specialists in Kissimmee at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center. We treat our patients as individuals and understand the importance of fully assessing their vein health before proceeding with treatment. You can find us in one of three convenient locations in Ocoee, Kissimmee, and the Villages. Schedule a consultation with one of our specialists today by calling 407-545-3385 or 352-658-5547.

Ocoee / Health Central

10000 W. Colonial Dr. #495
 Ocoee, FL 34761

(407) 293-5944 | Fax: (407) 293-7355
Hunters Creek / The Loop

1130 Cypress Glen Circle
 Kissimmee, FL 34741

(407) 293-5944 | Fax: (407) 293-7355
The Villages

1503 Buenos Aires Blvd. #123
 The Villages, FL 32159

(352) 561-2800 | Fax: (407) 293-7355