Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy in Houston, TX

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure used to treat varicose veins and other problems caused by venous insufficiency.

We use ultrasound to access a varicose vein under the skin with a very small needle. Then, we mix a medication with carbon dioxide gas to form foam, which we inject directly into the abnormal vein to close it permanently.

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy takes only 15 minutes to perform. You must wear compression stockings for one week after the procedure, but you can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. You should walk at least 30 minutes per day following ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is most often used to treat residual, non-bulging varicose veins following radiofrequency ablation. Patients may experience mild pain and burning in the days following sclerotherapy, which is usually managed with anti-inflammatory medications and compression stockings.

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Texas Endovascular provides the most advanced and minimally invasive vein treatments for the Greater Houston area without the risks of surgery or the expense and hassle of going to the hospital. Call us at 713-575-3686 for an appointment with a vein doctor.

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