The technology to treat veins has evolved tremendously over the last 15 years, which has been great news for vein sufferers. The use of doppler duplex ultrasound is an integral part of this minimally invasive vein treatment evolution, making diagnosing and targeting the source of venous insufficiency incredibly accurate.
“When determining if venous insufficiency is present or not, ultrasound does the reconnaissance work by color mapping the vein to determine which direction the blood is flowing. During a vein treatment procedure, it allows me to target the source of the insufficiency, so I know exactly where to insert the catheter in order to shut down the diseased vein with pinpoint-precision,” says Dr. Hamilton.
Before ultrasound, doctors’ diagnoses were made on visual determinations and asking patients about symptoms – heaviness, achiness, pain and then determining if surgery was required or not.
Today, Hamilton Vein Center’s vein specialists rely on ultrasound to screen for venous insufficiency, pinpoint the source during a procedure and during post-procedure follow-up visits to ensure the veins are working and healing properly.
The advancement and acceptance of image-guided technology has made it possible for vein sufferers to get their veins treated in the comfort and convenience of an outpatient setting with little to no downtime and quick recovery periods.
If you’re a vein sufferer, it is imperative to choose someone with extensive training in vascular ultrasound for the best result when choosing a vein specialist. Dr. Hamilton completed one of the top vascular and interventional radiology fellowship programs in the country and has performed thousands of image-guided vein treatment procedures. Thousands of southeast Texans have put their trust in the expertise and experience of the vein specialists at Hamilton Vein Center.
If you suffer from embarrassing, irritating or painful veins, book your vein consultation and ultrasound screening by calling 281-565-0033 today.
Watch ultrasound in action here:
Dr. Hamilton performs a ClariVein procedure using image-guided ultrasound