Where can I get a Venous Reflux Exam?

Venous Reflux Exams . 8 answers . 4 years ago

I have a few visible varicose veins, and general heaviness. I think I may need a Venous Reflux Exam. Can they be performed at a general practitioner's office, or should I go to a vein specialist or a hospital?

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4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale

All CVD centers have duplex ultrasound which is needed to confirm reflux.

4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

All CVD centers have duplex ultrasound which is needed to confirm reflux.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein

They can be performed anywhere that utilizes ultrasound. But the test needs to be completed by someone with vascular experience that knows exactly what they are looking for. If you can go to a specialist you have a better chance of getting an accurate result.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

They can be performed anywhere that utilizes ultrasound. But the test needs to be completed by someone with vascular experience that knows exactly what they are looking for. If you can go to a specialist you have a better chance of getting an accurate result.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

You need to see a vein specialist. Many ultrasound studies which are not done to the specifications of the vein specialist are done poorly with inadequate testing for venous reflux. Additionally, the clinical exam by a vein specialist is important to make appropriate recommendations to you. The ultrasound technologist in hospital usually just look at the deep veins and do not do the test while the patient is standing. If the test is not done with the patient standing superficial venous insufficiency will be missed and often the problems will be incorrectly diagnosed.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

You need to see a vein specialist. Many ultrasound studies which are not done to the specifications of the vein specialist are done poorly with inadequate testing for venous reflux. Additionally, the clinical exam by a vein specialist is important to make appropriate recommendations to you. The ultrasound technologist in hospital usually just look at the deep veins and do not do the test while the patient is standing. If the test is not done with the patient standing superficial venous insufficiency will be missed and often the problems will be incorrectly diagnosed.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

Have your vein specialist refer you to a location, most likely his/her office. In my opinion, the venous reflux exam is the most important test prior to treatment and the treating physician should have confidence in the way that exam was performed and reported. On many occasions, I am in the room reviewing the exam and asking the vascular ultrasound technologist to look for other sources of reflux based on the patient's symptoms and physical exam.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Have your vein specialist refer you to a location, most likely his/her office. In my opinion, the venous reflux exam is the most important test prior to treatment and the treating physician should have confidence in the way that exam was performed and reported. On many occasions, I am in the room reviewing the exam and asking the vascular ultrasound technologist to look for other sources of reflux based on the patient's symptoms and physical exam.


4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

You need to see a vein specialist. Many ultrasound studies which are not done to the specifications of the vein specialist are done poorly with inadequate testing for venous reflux. Additionally, the clinical exam by a vein specialist is important to make appropriate recommendations to you.

4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

You need to see a vein specialist. Many ultrasound studies which are not done to the specifications of the vein specialist are done poorly with inadequate testing for venous reflux. Additionally, the clinical exam by a vein specialist is important to make appropriate recommendations to you.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

I would recommend going to a vein specialist. Make sure that the ultrasound looking for reflux is performed while standing.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

I would recommend going to a vein specialist. Make sure that the ultrasound looking for reflux is performed while standing.


4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

Since your concern is the presence of spiders and varicosities, would be ideal for you to have the test done by a vein specialist. He/She would be more focus on the diagnosis and will be able to tailor your treatment to your own situation.

4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Since your concern is the presence of spiders and varicosities, would be ideal for you to have the test done by a vein specialist. He/She would be more focus on the diagnosis and will be able to tailor your treatment to your own situation.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

You should go to a vein specialist for multiple reasons-they are looking for not only DVT, but mainly reflux, the ultrasound for reflux is done in a specific way and not routinely by everyone and,most importantly, the vein specialist can formulate a treatment plan.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

You should go to a vein specialist for multiple reasons-they are looking for not only DVT, but mainly reflux, the ultrasound for reflux is done in a specific way and not routinely by everyone and,most importantly, the vein specialist can formulate a treatment plan.


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