- If your ultrasound was done in the sitting position or lying down. This could create false positives within your veins. All venous ultrasounds should be done in the standing position to ensure proper results.
We are pleased to announce that as of August 1st 2017, Illinois Vein Specialists will start accepting United Healthcare insurance. We have joined their network and thus are approved by United Healthcare to treat patients within their network for varicose vein disease - performing procedures such as endovenous laser therapy.
When it comes to vein treatment - like any other medical condition - proper diagnosis is key to successful treatment. Using an ultrasound has become one of the best tools to proper diagnosis for varicose vein treatment. The benefits a patient receives during a consultation from using an ultrasound, focus on the abiliy to see the damaged veins - or specifically the venous refulx. The ultrasound is then also used to help treat your varicose veins when performing an effective treatment method known as Endovenous Laser Therapy - by guiding the laser fiber used to close the vein. Watch the video below to learn more.
There’s a misconception out there that vein disease is a cosmetic problem not requiring proper medical attention, however, vein disease is, first and foremost, a circulatory disease and frequently the result of genetics. If left untreated, varicose veins could lead to serious side effects, like deep vein thrombosis, venous ulcerations, restless legs and more.
Dr. Rivard answers a very common question that many patients ask when coming to our office - can waiting to treat your veins cause health issues later in life? Outlining the important reasons to seek treatment early rather than waiting. The answer is absolutely yes, in fact, patients with untreated varicose veins can suffer from venous ulcerations, deep vein thrombosis, and even congestive heart failure.