Vein and Body Specialists, located in Bellevue and serving Sandusky, Fremont, and Norwalk, Ohio offers effective vein treatment for unsightly or painful veins. Our trained specialists utilize diagnostic radiology to ensure an accurate diagnosis and safe, effective treatment for our patients with vein disease.
What Is Vein Disease?
For the United States, venous disease and conditions are very prevalent, especially in people over 40 years of age. Vein disease and venous insufficiency encompass a variety of symptoms, conditions and health risks. Known for their appearance, venous conditions such as spider veins and varicose veins can lead to more serious concerns like blood clots, ulcers, and chronic pain. Our board-certified specialists pinpoint the underlying cause of vein disease using cutting-edge diagnostic radiology and techniques.
What Causes Vein Disease?
At Vein and Body Specialists, we treat vein disease by diagnosing, assessing and treating the underlying vein disease. Vein disease occurs when the valves in the veins become damaged or weakened. Healthy valves help pump blood back to the heart, where it can be circulated throughout the body. When the valves are not healthy, the blood pools in the lower extremities due to gravity. As the blood pools, there is a buildup of fluid and pressure in the legs and feet. The results of this pressure and excess fluid are the symptoms and conditions associated with vein disease.
What Are The Risk Factors Of Vein Disease?
Vein disease affects one in two Americans over the age of 50 and is difficult to prevent. However, there are risk factors that contribute to the likelihood of developing vein disease. These factors include:
- Family history of vein disease
- Lack of exercise
- Multiple pregnancies
- Surgery – especially orthopedic surgery
- History of blood clots, especially in the legs
- Certain medical conditions
- Hormonal imbalances or taking hormonal birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
- Varicose veins
If you think you may be at risk for vein disease, consult our vein disease symptoms and conditions here.
How Is Vein Disease Diagnosed?
The board-certified radiologists at Vein and Body Specialists use diagnostic radiology as part of our comprehensive diagnostic routine. First, our specialists will talk to you about your concerns, primary symptoms, medical history and goals for treatment. Next, he or she will assess your symptoms through a clinical examination. Finally, using diagnostic radiology, an ultrasound exam and CT scan of your venous system will be performed. Once a diagnosis is established, you will be given an outline of your personalized treatment plan to treat vein disease.
How Much Does A Diagnostic Radiology Appointment Cost?
Most diagnostic radiology testing is paid by your health insurance.
There is no one cost for vein treatment, as the cost varies depending upon the type of therapy specified in your treatment plan. We will always ensure that you know the cost upfront and will work with you to determine a plan that is both affordable and effective following your consultation. We offer financing options such as deposits on accounts prior to treatment, CareCredit® and we accept credit cards (Master and Visa).
No longer must you live with vein pain, discoloration or bulging without help. Vein and Body Specialists understands that relief from vein issues is the primary concern for patients in and around Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio. Our board-certified radiologists and team of specialists will use cutting-edge techniques for safe, effective vein treatment. Contact us today for a consultation!