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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 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 that the blood flows through the leg, and 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 Med-Pol S.C.
Dr Pawlowski is the Medical Director and owner of Medpol Vein Center, specializing in minimally invasive procedures to treat venous disease (varicose and spider veins), located in Chicago.
For years, Dr. Pawlowski has offered the latest state-of-the-art technology and treatments available for varicose and spider veins. Dr. Pawlowski’s comprehensive, minimally invasive approach includes ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy, as well as endovenous laser ablation (EVLA). No hospitalization or surgery is required.
Education and Training
Dr Pawlowski graduated with honorable mention from Medical School in Poznan, with in 1987. Awarded with Copernicus Medal in 1987.
Dr. Pawlowski completed a three year residency in Internal Medicine at St Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh in 1995. He was awarded by American College of Physicians in 1993 and 1994 for Vignette Presentations.
Since 2007 Dr. Pawlowski's interest in the treatment of vein disorders led him to pursue his passion and desire in serving patients to study with some of the most preeminent leaders in the field of phlebology.
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