Humble, TX (PRWEB) March 01, 2016
Dr. Madaiah Revana of Northeast Houston Vein Center recently traveled to Louisiana for training to perform a new leg procedure. Phlebectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses a small scalpel or needle to remove varicose veins on the surface of the leg.
Dr. Revana is now performing this procedure in his office using a local anesthesia at Northeast Houston Vein Center, located in Humble, Texas. The equipment used is a small scalpel, called a phlebectomy hook, and it is used to make tiny incisions and remove the veins. The hook is similar to that of a tiny crochet hook with a blunt tip and a straight shaft.
After cleansing and sterilizing the leg, a series of incisions no larger than a pencil eraser are made in the skin next to the enlarged vein. The hook is inserted under the surface of the skin to remove the varicose vein through the incision.
Because the area being worked on is under a local anesthetic, patients rarely report any pain. Because the incisions are so small, no stitches are needed. When the procedure is completed, the leg will be wrapped in a comfortable but snug compression wrap.
For more information about this procedure or to schedule an appointment with Northeast Houston Vein Center, please call the office at 281-446-4638.
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/.