Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

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

Ultrasound is used to access a varicose vein under the skin with a very small needle. A medication is mixed with carbon dioxide gas to form foam, which is injected directly into the abnormal vein to close it permanently.

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy takes only 15 minutes to perform. Compression stockings are worn for one week after the procedure and patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. Patients 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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A message regarding COIVD-19

We are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 developments in the greater Houston area, and encourage you to do the same.

To ensure that our patients are able to receive the care they need, Texas Endovascular/Houston Fibroids will remain open and accessible. Because we are not a primary care or hospital environment where sick patients would go for testing or treatment for COVID-19, we feel that the risk of exposure in our office is low. To supplement our rigorous standard precautions for health and safety, please refer to the following guidelines:

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