Following a physical examination and brief history, the modern evaluation for varicose vein disease is based entirely on the wonders of ultrasound technology. At Alaska Vein Care we use state-of-the-art ultrasound with color flow Doppler to determine the anatomy of the patient’s leg veins as well as the direction of blood flow. From this study we create a schematic—referred to as mapping-- which permits us to determine the very best way to solve the problem. We do this at the first visit and the whole evaluation is performed in one location. Patients leave the office with a full understanding of their specific problem as well as the treatment plan.