Ultrasound

Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy Injection

Those large veins, having a rope-like shape, and appearing on the surface of legs are called varicose veins. These veins can crop up on you slowly but steadily over years if left untreated. It could make you feel self-conscious, causing you to hide your legs all of the time. Pain is another problem that may go hand in hand with large veins. As the blood collects in problematic veins, they begin to bulge. This can make your legs ache and feel heavy. Rest and compression stockings could be recommended to help you deal with these annoying veins, but you may need minimally-invasive, safe, and effective treatments including Endovenous Laser Ablation, Clarivein® or  ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy injections. How Do Ultrasound-Guided Injections Work? Using injections is a minimally-invasive, maximally-comfortable form of treatment for problematic superficial veins. Also known as sclerotherapy, it involves the use of safe, effective chemicals that are injected into the vein to seal it permanently. Once this happens, the large veins will gradually fade from sight over the course of weeks to months. An ultrasound device can be used to help our vein specialist Dr. Rosen to pinpoint the precise location for your injections.  Typically, ultrasound guidance is not required, but can be useful in helping to treat the source of varicose veins beneath the surface. Why Choose Ultrasound-Guided Injections? Ultrasound-guided injections offer you a safe, affordable, and effective way to treat your varicose veins with a method that is minimally invasive. You won’t need to endure a hospital stay, or a lengthy recovery. Most importantly, you can rest assured knowing Dr. Rosen has your interests in mind and will provide expert care as he gets to the source of your varicose veins. Once your treatment is over, you will be advised to wear compression stockings in the days that follow your procedure. Compression stockings and walking will help you to promote healthy circulation in your legs. Vein Clinic in Chicago Area If you have been suffering from varicose veins for years, the time to take action is NOW!  Call Rosen Vein Care at 847-440-3448 today and schedule a consultation with […]

How is Ultrasound Used in a Vein Exam?

Ultrasound is a noninvasive treatment used to evaluate varicose veins and symptoms of venous insufficiency. Many patients complain of legs that feel heavy & tired, often with intermittent swelling, chronic leg cramps and “restless legs”, especially at night. During the consultation visit, Dr. Rosen determines if an ultrasound is an appropriate test to do to evaluate the extent of a patient’s vein disease. The ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive, completely comfortable way for Dr. Rosen to “see inside the body” by using sound waves to produce images of the veins. The Doppler function on the ultrasound exam is used to see if flow is moving properly through the veins. Normal leg veins channel flow in a one-way, upward direction back to the heart. Many spider veins, varicose veins and symptoms result from improperly functioning vein valves that allow wrong-way flow to occur. This improper flow is called “reflux”. Knowing the location of improperly functioning vein valves helps to design a patient-specific, tailored treatment plan. While surgery used to be the only option for treating underlying vein disease, Dr. Rosen offers the latest, state-of-the-art, non-surgical minimally-invasive and maximally comfortable, safe and effective vein procedures including: Endovenous Laser Ablation Clarivein® VenaSeal® In addition to having time to perform an ultrasound exam, Dr. Rosen leaves ample time during the consultation visit to discuss patients’ questions, including those regarding treatments for spider veins, treatments for varicose veins and the cost of vein treatments. Many patients are thrilled to learn that many treatments may be covered by commercial insurance & Medicare! Coverage depends on the extent of a patient’s disease and the particular details of their policy. The staff at Rosen Vein Care will help do all the “leg work” to assist patients in getting the coverage they deserve. Rosen Vein Care is a vein clinic that proudly serves Chicago and Chicago suburbs.  Contact Rosen Vein Care now to schedule your consultation appointment by calling 847-272-8346. Dr. Rosen & staff look forward to meeting you and helping your legs to feel and look better than they have in years!