If you suffer from any form of venous disease, a pre-surgical workup will be performed to determine the best treatment for you.
At Advanced Surgical Technology, our pre-surgical workups may include:
Arterial and venous ultrasound
Vascular ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic test that employs sound waves to create images of the blood vessels, including veins and arteries. This diagnostic test can reveal the location of a blood clot so that the correct treatment can be performed.
A venogram is a type of X-ray and a type of angiogram. This test involves lying on an X-ray table with your legs elevated. Tourniquets are placed around your leg, one at the ankle and one on the thigh. The tourniquets slow the blood flow enough for an X-ray to be taken. A contrast dye is then injected into your bloodstream to make the veins visible. This diagnostic test may be combined with an intravascular ultrasound for superior accuracy in our pre-surgical workup.
This diagnostic test employs a probe that generates soundwaves to create an image of the blood vessels. A specialized catheter is inserted into the vessel. The catheter has a tiny ultrasonic transducer at the end. It is threaded to the target location and activated to produce images for our surgeon to assess your condition and plan treatment.