Vascular Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. Weiser has over 25 years of experience providing patients with comprehensive vascular care. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all artery and vein conditions. His operative experience of arterial and venous disease is extensive and he has frequently diagnosed and successfully treated many patients’ vascular conditions which have not responded to treatment elsewhere.
Ultrasound Evaluation – Duplex Ultrasound
A duplex ultrasound combines traditional ultrasound with Doppler ultrasound.
Traditional ultrasound uses sound waves that bounce off blood vessels to create pictures.
Doppler ultrasound records sound waves reflecting off moving objects, such as blood, to measure their speed and other aspects of how they flow.
Duplex ultrasound of the extremities looks at the arms or legs.
You may need to wear a medical gown. You will lie down on a table, and the ultrasound technician will spread a gel over the area being tested. The gel helps the sound waves get into your tissues.
A wand, called a transducer, is moved over the area being tested. This wand sends out the sound waves. A computer measures how the sound waves reflect back, and changes the sound waves into pictures. The Doppler creates a “swishing” sound, which is the sound of your blood moving through the arteries and veins.
Vascular Wound Care
Dr. Weiser has extensive experience in the treatment of skin ulcers and wounds due to vascular disease. Treatments and customized to each individual patient and include:
- Therapy to improve circulation
- Edema reduction therapy utilizing appropriate compression and/or medications
- Topical ointment treatments for wound debridement
- Surgical wound debridement
- Topical growth factors and skin substitutes
- Pneumatic compression therapy