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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 Virginia Vein Care
Welcome to Virginia Vein Care!
Virginia Vein Care was founded to provide comprehensive treatment of venous disease. With a new location conveniently located across from Tyson’s Galleria, Virginia Vein Care offers patient-oriented state of the art care to patients suffering from varicose veins and all forms of venous disease.
We offer services for both medically necessary and cosmetic problems. If you are suffering from sore, painful legs or perhaps have a “heavy feeling” as if you have been on your feet all day, you may very well have venous reflux disease. In addition, venous reflux disease is responsible for the bulging, twisted veins commonly known as varicose veins. Unsightly spider veins are also a direct consequence of venous reflux disease, also known as venous insufficiency.
Many treatments for varicose veins relieve symptoms without curing the underlying venous reflux disease that causes varicose veins, spider veins and eventually leg ulcers. At Virginia Vein Care, Dr. Markovitz and his knowledgeable staff will determine and discuss with you the best treatment plan needed to eliminate unsightly varicose veins for good.
A comprehensive and painless ultrasound examination is essential to the accurate diagnosis of lower extremity venous disease. Our certified expert ultrasound technicians have years of experience and provide a “roadmap” for the proposed therapy. In the past, the treatment of varicose veins often involved hospitalization and a surgical procedure. This is no longer the case, as Virginia Vein Care now exclusively offers the VNUS ClosureFAST™ procedure, a new minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. The procedure is performed in our office and in most instances patients return to work the very next day.
Some patients have even had the procedure performed on their lunch break!
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