Today’s gold standard is the ultrasound examination. With a special vascular ultrasound (color duplex), the condition of the veins and venous valves as well as the blood flow can be assessed very precisely. The examination of the veins is completely painless and can also be performed on pregnant women. In dilated veins, the venous valves leak and a harmful backflow develops, which leads to high pressure in the veins. This causes the appearance of varicose veins, capillaries, swelling, eczema and hardening of the lower legs. Thrombosis, phlebitis, and any malformations can also be examined. After the diagnosis has been made, patients are advised on treatment options. The previously common and somewhat more invasive phlebography is now only carried out for special questions. Digital photoplethysmography (dPPG) is primarily a screening method that is easy to perform and non-invasive. However, the findings do not replace an ultrasound examination.
Individual consultation: We would be happy to consult you extensively on the individual examinations and treatment options in one of our offices. You are also welcome to schedule an appointment online.