How is vein disease diagnosed and treated?
Varicose veins and spider veins can be seen on the surface of the skin, but to successfully diagnose most forms of vein disease, Maui and Big Island vascular doctors must use specialized equipment such as Doppler ultrasound, which can look below the surface of the skin to visualize not only the structure of your veins, but the blood flowing through them. Ultrasound is non-invasive and painless, and by using it in a venous health screening that takes only about an hour, specialists can tell whether or not you have vein disease.
If tests determine that you do, in fact, have vein disease, there is even more good news, because modern treatment techniques are minimally invasive, so painless that they don’t require anesthesia, and so fast and non-traumatic that you can have (for example) your varicose veins removed on your lunch hour and then go back to work. The tiny catheters used to perform treatments like sclerotherapy or endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) are smaller than the needle used to give you a flu shot. And they are guided precisely into place using ultrasound and other state-of-the-art visualization technologies.
So now that I know the basics, how do I find out more about vein disease?
That is the easiest part of your “Vein Disease Treatment for Dummies” course – you can find out more simply by picking up the telephone and calling a Hawaii vein specialist at Vein Clinics of Hawaii. Call Dr. Randall S. Juleff today and set up an appointment for your own venous health screening. If he finds indications of vein disease, he can present to you the most state-of-the-art treatment options for eliminating it. And if he doesn’t find indications of vein disease but finds that you have risk factors that make you more likely to get it, he can give you tips on how to prevent it. Now you know – that’s how easy Maui vein treatment is these days, and all you need to do is take advantage of it.