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- FREE Initial Evaluation with comprehensive ultrasound
- EVLT (Laser Ablation)
- RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation)
- Foam Sclerotherapy / Varithena
- Spider Vein Therapy
- Micro Phlebectomy (Vein Stripping)
- Intravenous Ultrasound (IVUS)
- Venous Stenting
- Angioplasty (Balloon)
- Compression Therapy
- IVC (Intra Vena Cava) filter placement / removal
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Port / Central Line / PICC Line placement / removal
Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) uses a transducer or probe mounted on a catheter which is inserted into a vessel, to generate sound waves and produce pictures of blood vessels. When used to evaluate the arteries or veins, IVUS can show the entire artery wall and provide important information about the buildup of plaque, which can help determine if you are at risk for a heart attack, limb loss, or ulcer. Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation, has no known harmful effects, and provides a clear picture of soft tissues that don’t show up well on x-ray images.
This procedure requires little or no special preparation. However, because it is often used in conjunction with another procedure, you should ask your doctor about how to prepare and whether you will be admitted to the hospital for observation. If you are to be sedated, you may be told not to eat or drink anything up to six hours before your exam. Leave jewelry at home and wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown.