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Vein Treatments

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.

The Venefit procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, Dr. Morgan will position the catheter into the varicose vein through a small opening in the skin. Local anesthesia is given prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort. The tiny catherter powered by radiofrequency energy delivers heat to the vein wall. As heat is delivered, the varicose vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the varicose vein is closed, blood is re-routed to the other healthy veins.

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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.

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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.

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The closure of perforators is somewhat more specialized, and not all vein physicians perform this procedure. It requires a specialized catheter, the ClosureRFS Stylet, and is technically more difficult to learn. The ClosureRFS Stylet is the only intravascular ablation device cleared by the FDA for the treatment of perforator veins. In many patients, especially those with the worst disease, excellent results are very unlikely to be achieved without this.

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9303 Pinecroft Dr. Suite 350 The Woodlands, TX 77380
Phone: 281-292-0121

6243 Fairmont Parkway Suite 200 Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone: 281-991-8346
Fax: (866) 722-4293