great saphenous vein

June 2020

Understanding What Your Doctor Is Saying About Your Veins

2020-09-17T18:42:20+00:00

If you’re not a vascular specialist, it may be difficult to understand the words used to describe your vein condition. Vein terms are not used in everyday life.  Especially, when it comes to the anatomy of the veins. Below is a glossary of the terms, we as vein specialists, use on […]

Understanding What Your Doctor Is Saying About Your Veins2020-09-17T18:42:20+00:00

October 2015

What’s So Great About the Great Saphenous Vein?

2015-10-09T01:57:56+00:00

saphenouse veins

The great saphenous vein (GSV), previously referred to as the long saphenous vein, is a superficial leg vein that runs from the top of the thigh near the groin, down the inner thigh all the way to the inner ankle. The top blue arrow in this diagram points […]

What’s So Great About the Great Saphenous Vein?2015-10-09T01:57:56+00:00

May 2014

What If I need my Great Saphenous Vein for Bypass Someday?

2014-05-15T23:25:11+00:00

GSV1 The Great Saphenous Vein is a vein of the superficial venous system that drains blood from the skin and tissues into the deep system. It is most commonly the root of the problem in people with varicose veins. When the great saphenous vein is dysfunctional, removing […]

What If I need my Great Saphenous Vein for Bypass Someday?2014-05-15T23:25:11+00:00

March 2014

What is a Venous Insufficiency / Duplex Ultrasound Test?

2014-03-25T00:23:10+00:00

 

The Duplex Ultrasound examination, also called a venous insufficiency study allows us to visualize the blood vessels that are not visible to the naked eye, even blood vessels that are deep within the muscles.  The ultrasound examination is used to both identify the veins that have faulty valves and to map the anatomy of the […]

What is a Venous Insufficiency / Duplex Ultrasound Test?2014-03-25T00:23:10+00:00
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