Dr. Revana Discovers Life-Saving Procedure for Leg Pain

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Patients at the Northeast Houston Vein Center have found relief for their leg pain problems.

Dr. Madaiah Revana, of the Northeast Houston Vein Center, recently found a solution for patients with debilitating leg pain. These patients’ symptoms vary from restless legs to a feeling of heaviness, and the problem can sometimes be life-threatening. Dr. Revana’s simple procedure has patients feeling relief from their pain.

Sally Embry, a patient of Dr. Revana’s for more than 30 years, explained her symptoms: “My legs felt like tree stumps. I couldn’t feel my feet. I had extreme sensitivity to my skin. I had the restless legs, I had the heaviness, I had no feeling in my feet, and all of that has been resolved.”

Dr. Revana immediately diagnosed Embry’s problem as “chronic venous insufficiency.” She underwent a simple procedure to help correct the problem. According to Dr. Revana, valves in the deep veins of the legs are supposed to keep blood moving to the heart, but the vein walls can weaken, damaging those valves.

During the procedure, patients are given a local anesthetic. Then, Dr. Revana runs a catheter inside a vein in the leg with a tiny camera on the end. This provides a 360-degree image and tells the doctor where the blockages are. Once it adheres to the wall of the vein, tissue grows over it and it becomes part of the body, keeping the vein propped open.

Dr. Revana has helped many patients find the problem in their leg before it turned into something worse, such as a potentially fatal blood clot, the highest risk for this condition. To prevent this condition, Dr. Revana recommends exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding standing still for long periods of time.

For more information about Dr. Revana and the Northeast Houston Vein Center, visit http://www.nehoustonveincenter.com/.

About Northeast Houston Vein Center:
The experienced physicians at Northeast Houston Vein Center offer comprehensive vein treatment in the Houston area. They provide the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. Since its establishment in 1978, the medical professionals at Northeast Houston Vein Center have been dedicated to going above and beyond for their patients. Treatment options are minimally invasive and the outpatient procedures will allow patients to resume normal activities the same day. At Northeast Houston Vein Center, patients can imagine a life free of venous disease. For more information, visit their website at http://nehoustonveincenter.com/.

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