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Vascular Diagnostics

Varicose Vein Doctor

Vascular DiagnosticsA core component in the high level of care each patient receives at Garvey Vascular Specialists is an accurate diagnosis. Our accredited Vascular Laboratory showcases the latest and most advanced diagnostic testing to delineate the symptomatology of your vascular disorder.

“If you do not know the exact whereabouts of the disease, then you will not be able to treat it appropriately,” says Dr. Julius Garvey.

Today’s physicians cannot solely rely on the stethoscope and feeling a patient’s pulse, or looking for the bulging veins to reach a proper diagnosis. With vascular disease, you have to go further because you need to know the extent of the disease.

At Garvey Vascular Specialists, our Vascular Laboratory utilizes the “gold standard” diagnostic ultrasound to evaluate the flow of blood in your veins and to look for blood clots. During an ultrasound, a handheld device is placed on your body and passed back and forth over the affected area. A computer then converts the sound waves into a picture allowing for direct visualization of the veins and identification of blood flow through the venous valves.

It has become an indispensable part of the routine clinical examination of patients with venous disease. Modern ultrasound helps us immediately differentiate arterial diseases from venous disease and also from something that is not either arterial or venous. It is the mainstay, in terms of venous disease, at locating reflux and mapping out the veins of the legs to pinpoint exactly where the disease originates. By tracing the branches of the greater and small saphenous veins involved, specialists are able to rule out any obstructive venous problem from an issue of insufficiency or a mixed problem.

Comprehensive diagnostic testing allows Garvey Vascular Specialists to make a thorough diagnosis and form a treatment plan specifically tailored to meet the needs of each of our patients. Its use within our Vascular Laboratory has led to better understanding of the pathophysiology of vein disorders and improved the management of patients with venous disease.