At Lone Star Vein Center, we use cutting edge technology to treat vein disease. Dr. Morgan is the only vein doctor in the Houston, TX area to use both Laser and Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation to treat diseased veins. Below is a brief summary of the different treatments that are offered at our offices in The Woodlands, TX and Pasadena, TX. Click the link at the bottom of any of the descriptions to view more information on the treatment.
Sclerotherapy is used for varicose veins and spider veins.
For larger varicose veins or veins that cannot be seen unaided, ultrasound guidance is used to ensure the sclerosant solution is in the target vessel.
The sclerotherapy is completed by combining a soapy solution (FDA approved) with a small amount of carbon dioxide (C02) to create a foam that is easily seen with the ultrasound. This is carefully injected through a small needle into the target varicose vein. This acts to ablate the varicose vein which is absorbed by the body.
Endovenous Laser Treatment uses laser energy, which is simply a highly concentrated beam of light. Medical lasers work by delivering this light energy to the targeted tissue with extreme precision, so as not to affect the surrounding tissue. Lasers have proven their safety and effectiveness through years of use in all types of medical procedures, from eye surgery to dermatology.
In endovenous laser treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a very small entry point in the skin. A laser light is emitted through the fiber and as the fiber is pulled back through the vein, it delivers just the right amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The blood is automatically routed to other healthy veins.
The procedure is minimally invasive and requires no general anesthesia. Only local anesthetic is used to numb the area where the physician is working. Patients are encouraged to walk immediately after the procedure and can resume normal activities the same day.