Vein Screening

Our vein screening includes a review of the patient's medical history, a visual inspection of the patient's lower extremities and a venous Doppler study, which is a brief ultrasound scan used to determine if a patient has venous disease - a common condition that affects the veins in a patient's legs. The screening is painless, safe and takes about 20 minutes.  It cost $25 and does not require a physician referral.
 
If a patient has venous disease that is left untreated for too long, it could result in life-limiting conditions or ulcers. If the screening indicates venous insufficiency (also called venous reflux), Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) offers a simple, noninvasive procedure to treat the condition. Venous insufficiency is a condition that occurs when a person's veins do not adequately circulate blood to the heart, causing a build-up of blood within the veins. 
 

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Screening?

  • Women who have had multiple pregnancies
  • People who work on their feet all day
  • Anyone experiencing any of the following symptoms in the lower extremities:
    • Varicose veins
    • Spiderveins
    • Ulcers
    • Swelling
    • Cramping
    • Tingling
    • Itching
    • Fatigue and/or aching
    • Burning
    • Numbness
    • Pelvic Pain
    • Phlebitis (inflammation of the veins)
    • Skin changes

To schedule a vein screening at the OHH North or OHH South hospital campuses, call (405) 608-3635.