I realize that the sight of spider and varicose veins can be alarming to some and that patients can be hesitant to have them evaluated. In order to help alleviate any anxiety, my practice offers an initial free spider and varicose veins consult. An evaluation of spider and varicose veins includes a meeting with the physician who will ask you questions about your symptoms. This is followed by a visual inspection of the affected areas. If necessary, the doctor may recommend further evaluation with a venous ultrasound/Doppler examination, which is usually scheduled for another day. This should give the doctor a good idea of the condition of your spider and varicose veins.
What symptoms may lead one to seek a Spider and Varicose veins evaluation in Plano TX?
According to Web MD the most common symptoms are:
- Burning Sensation
Some people feel a band-like sensation around their legs. In more chronic or extreme cases there may be ulceration of the skin, bleeding from bulging veins, severe swelling, eczematous skin changes (cracking and flaking) and/or oozing of fluid from the skin surfaces. This increases the risk of developing cellulitis, an infection of the skin. That being said, people often seek evaluation and treatment of varicose veins, even in the absence of symptoms, because they may just not like the appearance of their legs.
Why choose a Cardiologist to Evaluate Your Spider and Varicose Veins in Plano TX?
Dr. Klein has been practicing interventional cardiology for 23 years. He has also been treating diseases of the arterial system in the legs. By treating arteries he has become very skilled in placing treatment catheters in all types of vessels, including both spider or varicose veins. With his experience in cardiology he can recognize when cardiac causes of leg pain and swelling may be present. This may help to avoid a vein procedure that may not be needed or instead, needed at a later date.
- You typically would not find this experience at a vein clinic
After the Initial Spider and Varicose Veins Evaluation, What’s the Next Step?
Once a problem has been identified, Dr. Klein’s very friendly staff will guide you through all of the intricacies of the vein treatment process. They will be happy to help you with insurance verification (for cases that are not purely cosmetic), measurements for compression stockings and scheduling of procedures.
Again, the initial vein evaluation is free. Call the office for more information.