Question: My wife has had multiple ultrasounds. One ultrasound tech found a bad perforator at 5mm, but they wanted to do open surgery. Another ultrasound tech from the Dr she wanted to use who does laser and RF could not find the perforator. What to do?

Answer: Ultrasounds can vary from visit to visit depending on time of day and hydration. If she is symptomatic in the area of the perforator, re-evaluation is warranted. Perforators can be treated with thermal ablation or VenaSeal closure. It does not need to be an open technique. Intervention should be based on her symptoms and an abnormal ultrasound, not just an abnormal study.

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About Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC

Jilanne is Phoenix Metros only Doctorate Nurse Practitioner that has been trained extensively by a Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, an Interventional Radiologist, and an Interventional Cardiologist. Dr. Rose is highly regarded by patients and physicians who seek her out because of her expertise in vein disease, her commitment to compassionate care, and her excellent success rates. As a peripheral vascular specialist that has performed well over 10,000 vascular interventions, Dr. Rose is dedicated to helping patients achieve a pain free, healthy and happy life.