The Lincoln Radiology Varicose Vein Clinic is an outpatient facility that offers treatment for venous disease, varicose veins, and spider veins for a fraction of the cost of the hospitals. We have four board certified physicians who perform procedures and are able to work around your schedule, offering Monday thru Friday appointments. All our radiologist have been specially trained and certified in endovascular laser treatment. They perform hundreds of procedures annually with great results.
Dr. Matthes is a Phi Beta Sigma graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He received his Diagnostic Radiologic Residency training and served as Chief Resident at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. He has served as President of LRI. Dr. Matthes is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology, and his areas of special expertise include Radionuclide Imaging, NeuroPsychiatric Imaging, MRI, CT, ultrasound, mammography and CT angiography. He joined LRI as a Diagnostic Radiologist in 1992.
Dr. Breit is a graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and the recipient of several scholarships and memorial awards. He has received his Radiology Residency training at University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Breit is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology, and his areas of special expertise include mammography, MRI, CT, ultrasound and general diagnostic radiology. He joined LRI as a Diagnostic Radiologist in 1996.
Dr. Winjum is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Medicine. Following graduation he completed a Radiology Internship and Residency at Michigan State University/GRAMEC in East Lansing, MI. He is active on committees at BryanLGH Medical Center, currently serving as the Medical Director of Radiology. Dr. Winjum is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology. His areas of special expertise include CT, MRI, ultrasound and CT angiography. He joined LRI as a Diagnostic Radiologist in 1998.
Dr. Purins performed his Internal Medicine Residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minnesota. He completed his Radiology Residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Purins was also fellowship trained in Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of Mississippi. His areas of special expertise include Musculoskeletal Radiology, CT Guided and Interventional Radiology procedures. He joined LRI as a Diagnostic Radiologist in 2008.
Endovenous laser ablation (EVLT) is a procedure done to treat venous reflux disease, the underlying cause of varicose veins. It is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. Using ultrasound guidance, a small catheter is inserted into the abnormal vein. Laser energy is then applied to the inside of the vein sealing it closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins carry blood back to the heart. The treatment takes about 45 minutes and only uses local anesthesia. You are able to immediately return to normal activities and are able to walk after your treatment. Recovery is rapid, with minimal post-operative pain with little or no scarring. This procedure is usually covered by insurance. Our staff will work through the pre-approval process for you.
Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that removes the large, superficial varicose veins through very small incisions without the need of stitches. The incisions are generally 1-4 mm in length with very little risk of infection, blood loss or other medical problems. A tiny hook is inserted into the small puncture in the leg. A section of the vein is hooked and then removed through the incision. With this procedure, a compression bandage is worn for one week. This minimizes swelling and discomfort and allows for proper healing. This procedure is usually covered by insurance also.
Sclerotherapy is offered for spider veins. Injections are made into the spider veins using a detergent solution, that is FDA approved, causing the small vessels to collapse and disappear. This procedure is usually not covered by insurance.
Ultrasound is used to test for reflux disease and is performed by a diagnostic medical sonographer, board certified in both general and vascular ultrasound. Many other diagnostic ultrasounds can be done at the clinic, such as thyroids, abdominal studies, and breasts to name a few.