Up Close and Personal: The Benefits of Venous Ultrasounds
- Posted on: Aug 15 2017
You may think that varicose and spider veins are easy to detect and you’d be right. However, the root of the problem isn’t always quite as easy. Here at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists, Dr. Heeringa likes to use a diagnostic tool called a venous ultrasound to help take a closer look at your veins. So, what is a venous ultrasound and what are the unique benefits of this technique? Read on to learn more.
What Is a Venous Ultrasound?
Typically when patients hear the word “ultrasound,” they think of a prenatal ultrasound used to detect a baby’s growth and heartbeat. And although those are the most common types of ultrasounds, ultrasounds can be used for just about every part of the body; including the veins. By measuring the blood flow to and from the veins, a venous ultrasound helps Dr. Heeringa detect any blockages or issues.
What Are the Benefits?
Just like with any medical condition, the biggest benefit of a proper diagnosis is getting the proper treatment. Once Dr. Heeringa can take a closer look at your veins with the venous ultrasound, he will be better able to create a treatment plan that is customized to your specific vein condition. And because ultrasound results only take a few minutes for Dr. Heeringa to receive, he can start working on your treatment plan within about one day of getting the results back.
Additionally, because a venous ultrasound is non-invasive, you won’t have to worry about going under the knife or dealing with a lengthy recovery.
During your venous ultrasound, you can relax on the medical table while Dr. Heeringa’s staff use the ultrasound on your legs. If you have varicose or spider veins and would like to learn more about how Dr. Heeringa can help, contact Northern Michigan Vein Specialists today!
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