Rule-Out DVT Scans
To check patients for any signs of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), we offer rule-out DVT scans using ultrasonic technology. We offer same-day appointments for this DVT testing that costs about ⅓ of the price you can expect for the same scan at a hospital or ER.
Treatment of Acute and Chronic DVT
If you are suffering from DVT, we offer several DVT treatments for both acute and chronic deep vein thrombosis. Our vein and vascular team will create a personalized treatment plan that will best serve your needs.
Before undergoing venous insufficiency, spider veins, or varicose veins treatment, our providers will perform an ultrasound diagnostic study called vein mapping. This test provides us with imaging indicating the location and severity of veins that may be the cause of symptoms in your legs including leg pain, cramps, itching, burning, swelling, skin discoloration, restless legs, varicose veins, and venous ulcerations.
Treatment of Venous Insufficiency
We offer venous insufficiency treatment right here in our Cedar City vein center to seal shut diseased veins, and thereby reroute blood into healthy veins in the body. Treatment can include radiofrequency ablation or VenaSeal closure, both of which have been studied to be less painful procedures than laser treatment for varicose veins. Varicose vein removal, or microphlebectomy also may be performed.
An ankle-brachial index is another noninvasive test to help our providers diagnose peripheral artery disease (PAD). This disease causes plaque to form in arteries, closing them in and restricting blood flow to critical organs. During the examination, our providers will measure and compare blood pressure in a patient’s ankle and upper arm. If blood pressure is significantly lower in the ankle, it may indicate PAD.
Peripheral Arterial Ultrasound
Another noninvasive procedure that helps our providers diagnose PAD is a peripheral arterial ultrasound, similar to other ultrasonic imaging tests. This test provides us moe detail of specific areas of arterial narrowing, occlusions, or decreased velocity of blood flow.
Treatment of PAD
Peripheral arterial disease treatment is initially treated with medical, exercise, and diet options to manage this progressive disease. Primary management includes strict blood pressure and diabetic control, smoking cessation, weight loss, a cholesterol lowering diet, and an exercise plan to improve blood flow to the legs. If conservative measures are not improving symptoms, surgical intervention may be considered including stenting of occluded arteries.