Your first visit to our office will involve a thorough evaluation by one of our doctors. We will perform an extensive venous mapping of the problem areas documenting the vein characteristics and sizes. If indicated, a venous plethysmography and venous duplex imaging examination will be completed. The former test is a painless test, which can quantify the magnitude of your disease and help to localize the group of veins responsible.
The latter exam is also a painless test, which is similar to an ultrasound. This allows us to directly visualize the veins and their valves to determine the exact cause of your problems. Both tests allow us to create an individualized treatment plan. Your visit will also include a detailed informational discussion of the pertinent anatomy, what caused the problem, and what measures can be taken to help you. We believe that your understanding of the nature of varicose veins and spider veins is critical.