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A venous reflux exam is a non-invasive test used to evaluate the valves inside the veins of the legs. If a patient requires a venous reflux exam because of vascular problems, both legs should be evaluated. The test is designed to identify problems inside leg veins and arteries, caused by damage inside the blood vessel, which can cause problems with the direction of blood flow, and the velocity of the blood flow in the leg.
Identifying the cause of these problems is important to prevent any further damage caused by poor circulation.
During the test, a small sensor is attached to the leg that monitors blood flow. The patient then pumps their foot up and down several times to help the blood to flow through the leg. The sensor measures the speed of the the blood flow in the leg. From these measurements, the doctor can determine if the valves are working correctly or if there is a problem with circulation. Some tests involve placing blood pressure cuffs along the leg and monitoring the blood flow patterns by ultrasound. The cost of a venous reflux exam can vary depending on the facility where you receive the test.
For more information about venous reflux exams, visit a vascular treatment facility today.
About Laser Vein Center
Laser Vein Center combines innovative medical technology with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. We small spider veins to advanced vein disease and skin ulcers. Veins are more than a cosmetic issue--varicose veins are a real medical issue and can lead to larger problems if left untreated.
Your first office visit begins with us diagnosing and evaluating the health of your veins. Dr. Thomas Wright will guide you from diagnostics through treatment, and into follow-up. Each treatment plan we develop is personalized to your needs, and we use state-of-the-art methods, emphasizing minimal downtime and maximum healing. Dr. Wright regularly participates in ongoing education and training to stay current with the trends in venous care.
Dr. Wright also conducts research in the field, and has published numerous papers and studies on improving method efficacy and care.
You will be an honored guest in our office-- you will receive comfortable, personalized care. We seek to educate patients and their families on veins and vein disease to help them understand the importance of venous health.
We are the only ones in the area that accepts all of the regional insurance carriers, and this often makes us the most affordable service provider in the St. Louis area. Since we are an independent office, we have no extra facility fees or hospital costs.
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