We use the most advanced technology to map the vein system and identify which veins need to be treated.
Ultrasound Vein Mapping/Vein Ultrasound
Ultrasound vein mapping, or vascular ultrasound, is a safe procedure that enables your doctor and other medical professionals to see and map out your veins. Often this is done for the purposes of determining treatment options. Operating a device called a handheld transducer, an ultrasound technician spends approximately one hour using doppler, otherwise known as sound wave technology, to look underneath your skin at your veins.
Ultrasound vein mapping is used prior to surgery. In addition to mapping out all of your veins, this procedure measures blood flow revealing which veins are healthy, and which are not. This mapping technology capitalizes on medical advances to provide accuracy, ease and precision by permitting doctors to narrow in on which specific veins require treatment.
Some of the medical procedures it is commonly used for include:
- Bypass graft surgery
- Surgical placement of a fistula
- Varicose veins
- Other vein diseases
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Endovenous laser ablation, or EVLA, is a safe method of treating varicose veins and other conditions like restless legs, leg cramping, or swelling. It focuses on your larger veins and addresses not only the symptoms, but also the causes of your vein issues. There is no scarring, and it is only slightly invasive.
This outpatient procedure uses local anesthesia to prevent any discomfort from occurring. Then, using just light and heat, a laser catheter seals off any varicose veins that you may have. The heat causes the problematic vein or veins to collapse. Since there are no openings such as those made during surgery and with endovenous laser ablation, only a tiny incision is made. You are free to resume the rest of your day following this short procedure.
Sclerotherapy is another medical technique used to close off damaged or painful veins. While it is frequently performed in conjunction with endovenous laser ablation, it is also a means of addressing troublesome veins that could not be treated with EVLA.
However, rather than using light as a tool, sclerotherapy enlists an agent called a sclerosant to achieve its excellent results. This liquid is injected into your smaller tributary veins. Sclerotherapy is often used to treat medical conditions such as varicose veins or spider veins.
Vein Treatment at our Rockford Vein Clinic
If you are experiencing vein issues, or are just unhappy with the look of your veins, visit Northern Illinois Vein Clinic for a consultation. Our many years of experience and reliability, coupled with the latest in technology, enables our professional staff to offer the best service around.
We help navigate insurance and provide the proper treatment for your individual condition so that you, in turn, receive the best outcome possible. Contact us or call (779) 696-8346 to schedule an appointment so you can experience your best health.