Varicose Vein Evaluations in San Antonio, TX
Medical Evaluation for Varicose Veins
Varicose veins can be an unsightly condition for some or even painful for others, which is why many seek answers and treatment. You can trust Texas Skin & Vein as a varicose vein clinic for varicose veins treatment in San Antonio and nearby. Dr. Straight and staff will work with you to make sure your concerns are heard and determine the best treatment plan for your varicose veins.
Around 25% of Americans will have varicose veins at some time. Some may live their lives with no symptoms, but others can develop pain, itching, or swelling. When issues arise, it may be time to seek out varicose vein doctors in San Antonio to discuss varicose vein removal or other treatment routes.
In order to properly diagnose varicose veins and determine a proper treatment route, your dermatologist may use a venous Doppler ultrasound. The ultrasound uses sound waves to monitor blood flow in the affected area. It is non-invasive and non-painful. The traducer part of the machine is moved along the skin of the leg, sending images of the veins and arteries to a screen.
Our doctor reviews real-time images on the Doppler ultrasound screen at our varicose vein clinic that will show blood flow through the vessels. This picture helps determine any blockages or poor blood flow in the vessels or arteries.
- Varicose veins treatment is beneficial because it may reduce the side effects of the condition.
- If left untreated, varicose veins can lead to ulcers, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, or a pulmonary embolism.
- Varicose vein removal can help you feel better about how your legs look and reduce leg discomfort.
Texas Skin & Vein provides varicose vein treatment using the latest technologies. Some patients can begin with self-care measures, including compression stockings, keeping active, elevating the legs while seated, or losing weight. For others, surgery may be necessary. Procedures tend to be minimally invasive for the removal of varicose veins. Types of surgical treatment include:
- Endovenous Ablation
- Laser treatment
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
- Other Catheter-based procedures