Seventeenth-century shipping routes drastically improved once navigators began referring to actual maps of waterways instead of the veins on their thighs. Steer clear of veiny skin with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a varicose-vein consultation and diagnostic ultrasound at Lincoln Radiology Varicose Vein Clinic in Lincoln (an $815 value).
Staffed by an elite vein-vanquishing team of board-certified physicians, Lincoln Radiology hunts down the cardiovascular slackers that cause unsightly blood bulges and uses advanced technology to leave them nowhere to hide. Patients begin their consultation (a $276 value) by discussing their medical history and concerns with one of Lincoln Radiology's nurses, who then photographs affected veins on one or both legs. A cutting-edge ultrasound uses harmless high-frequency sound waves to create a real-time image for analysis by the clinic's technologists, who are certified in both vascular and general sonography.
During the ultrasound (a $539 value), a technologist applies pressure to the legs, scanning for signs of faulty venous valves and malfunctioning gear pumps. A physician then interprets the images recorded by the ultrasound. If action is deemed necessary, patients can discuss potential treatment options, including laser treatment and sclerotherapy, as well as insurance preauthorization steps. The consultation and imaging take approximately one hour.
Lincoln Radiology Varicose Vein Clinic
For more than 35 years, the clinic’s team of doctors have brandished the most modern medical technology available to peer into bodies and see problems firsthand. Experienced staffers operate vein client systems and ultrasound machines, the last of which paints a detailed picture of bodily tissues and organs by creating a high-powered sound wave that’s also useful for trapping robotic mosquitoes. After taking these images, a staff radiologist analyzes the scanner’s findings to outline the best treatment plan for patients, which may include a session with the laser-based VenaCure system or injections with a sclerosant solution.