Welcome to the Amarillo Laser & Vein Clinic, the Panhandle's clinic for varicose vein and spider vein treatment, laser hair removal, acne and wart treatment, and collagen remodeling.
The importance of the Venous Doppler examination of the lower extremities cannot be underestimated. Careful mapping of the lower extremity venous system prior to treatment is essential to a good clinical outcome. While many patients present with large, clinically obvious bulging varicose veins other may have significant "silent" large vein disease (reflux), which can only be detected by Doppler vein mapping. Venous Doppler not only provides a detailed picture of your venous system, but can show abnormal direction blood flow (reflux) in diseased veins. Successful treatment of leg veins requires accurate diagnosis with treatment of abnormal large veins followed by touch-up treatment of smaller veins.
Venous Doppler Exam is completely painless and will take about 20 minutes to perform. Our office will contact you few days later with the final results and recommendations will be given regarding your varicose veins treatment.
An example of a Venous Doppler procedure is a scan which shows the vein with the blood flow direction indicated by the colored space inside the vein wall. The surrounding tissues look like images on weather radar. When the venous duplex test is performed, multiple pictures are taken to document the status of the vein and to select the optimal treatment plan for your veins. Venous Doppler is also performed at the time of the EVLT or VNUS as well as in follow up after the EVLT or VNUS treatments.