What to Expect in Your Initial Consultation

Varicose veins and spider veins are easily recognizable from their distinct visual patterns, so Dr. Martin can often assess the condition of your legs from their appearance. Nevertheless, he always relies on ultrasound techniques to confirm his diagnosis and guide treatment.

Color-flow venous duplex ultrasound has emerged as the new gold standard for detecting and treating chronic venous insufficiency. It is comfortable, safe, and non-invasive. It’s considered so safe, in fact, that physicians routinely use it to examine a fetus during pregnancy.

Performing ultrasound exams to accurately detect venous insufficiency requires considerable training and experience. Exams performed by hospitals and doctors who do not specialize in the treatment of leg-vein disease are usually inadequate for diagnosing and treating venous insufficiency.

Information You Will Gain During Your Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Martin will want you to have all of the necessary information before you commit to treatment. Here are some of the topics he will discuss with you:

  • Your treatment options
  • Your best treatment option and the reasons for it
  • The risks of having the procedure
  • The risks of not having the procedure
  • Typical side effects
  • Recovery period conditions and duration
  • Recommended follow-up plan and schedule

Your initial session with Dr. Martin should last about thirty to sixty minutes. At the conclusion of the exam, he will recommend treatment options, if appropriate.

Call 912-267-9550 today to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us with any questions.

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