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A venous reflux exam is a non-invasive test used to evaluate the valves inside the veins of the legs. If a patient requires a venous reflux exam because of vascular problems, both legs should be evaluated. The test is designed to identify problems inside leg veins and arteries, caused by damage inside the blood vessel, which can cause problems with the direction of blood flow, and the velocity of the blood flow in the leg.
Identifying the cause of these problems is important to prevent any further damage caused by poor circulation.
During the test, a small sensor is attached to the leg that monitors blood flow. The patient then pumps their foot up and down several times to help the blood to flow through the leg. The sensor measures the speed of the the blood flow in the leg. From these measurements, the doctor can determine if the valves are working correctly or if there is a problem with circulation. Some tests involve placing blood pressure cuffs along the leg and monitoring the blood flow patterns by ultrasound. The cost of a venous reflux exam can vary depending on the facility where you receive the test.
For more information about venous reflux exams, visit a vascular treatment facility today.
About Ellison Vein Institute
When it comes to varicose veins, we all know the obvious: They are unsightly. But aside from their appearance and the social distress they can cause, varicose veins present other problems. The pain they cause can be significant, often preventing you from enjoying everyday activities. In fact, varicose veins can even lead to permanent skin discoloration, sores and rash. Today, there is effective treatment. And it is offered by a doctor with the highest of medical credentials. We invite you to learn more about Dr. Robert G. Ellison, Jr. and the Ellison Vein Institute.
At the Ellison Vein Institute, we have one purpose: to specialize in the treatment of venous disease, including varicose veins, spider veins and skin problems resulting from abnormal veins. We offer state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology for the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal veins. Dr. Ellison emphasizes good cosmetic outcomes as well as alleviation of the symptoms associated with abnormal veins.
Our top priority is offering patients the care they need in a comfortable, compassionate and professional environment. Our office, in the Baptist Pavilion, provides just such a setting, with all the advantages of an adjacent major medical center.
We also stress the importance of a thorough vascular evaluation by a specialist physician who has the ability to provide any type of treatment the patient may need. Dr. Robert G. Ellison, Jr. is one of a very small number of physicians with these qualifications. In fact, he is the only vascular surgeon in North Florida specializing in the treatment of venous diseases and varicose veins.
A Team Approach
To achieve the best long-term results, each patient should also be evaluated by an entire practice that is totally dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of lower-extremity venous disorders—including physician, registered vascular technologist, nurse practitioners, nurses and other professionals. Only after a complete evaluation is it possible to formulate an individualized treatment plan, customized for each patient’s needs and desires. We offer the latest diagnostic and treatment methods for all venous disorders, including a full-service, non-invasive vascular laboratory with state-of-the-art technology to accurately and comfortably diagnose circulatory disorders.
The Right People, The Right Place
Ninety-five percent of the procedures we perform take place right in our office. Sometimes a hospital setting is preferred due to insurance requirements, patient preference or the nature of complex procedures. In these cases, we can perform procedures in the ambulatory surgical suite conveniently located just below our office. You’ll also be glad to know that most insurance plans are accepted by the Ellison Vein Institute, including Medicare
At the Ellison Vein Institute, we emphasize the importance of a complete vascular evaluation of the lower extremities. We clearly understand the patient's need for caring professional attention from a highly qualified medical staff.
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