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An NC Vein Doctor on How Vein Doctors Use Ultrasound

vein doctorDr. Ray Workman of the Winston-Salem Vein Clinic explains how NC vascular doctors use ultrasound in the clinic.

What do the residents of Winston-Salem need to know about how vein doctors use ultrasound?

Vein disease is the result of damage or deterioration of the valves inside our veins. This damage can be caused by aging, heredity, or lifestyle factors such as obesity or inactivity. Vein disease causes the veins to be less efficient at moving blood up the body to the heart, leading to the blood pooling in the legs, and leading to those oh-so-familiar varicose veins. Varicose veins on the surface of the skin are usually quite visible (and unpleasantly so). However, the vein damage can also be beneath the skin surface, where neither you nor your doctor can see it. That’s when the best vein doctors in NC turn to the use of ultrasound.

Ultrasound is a technique by which your NC vein doctor uses high frequency sound waves from a special device called an ultrasound scanner to visualize the veins deep beneath the skin surface. This helps determine the exact location and extent of your vein disease, which allows more precise treatment that will eliminate those varicose veins for good.

Ultrasound is completely painless and only adds a few minutes to your venous health examination. It adds precision to your vein treatment, so it is well worth your while. It can also be a life saving procedure, because ultrasound can detect deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) that people don’t know they have – and which can become a deadly embolism if not treated.

So feel free to ask your doctor if they include ultrasound in their venous health examinations and treatments. It’s one way to be sure you are getting a modern, quality examination. If you have any questions about Novant Vein Health Specialists and how we use ultrasound, please give us a call at 336-245-4890 or go online to schedule an appointment.  You’ll be relieved you did!


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