The Vein Center
For a complete Varicose Vein analysis contact Dr. Shalaby, 281-956-7070.
Understanding Venous Reflux Disease
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart no longer function, causing the blood to pool in the legs, and leading to these signs and symptoms:
- • Varicose veins
- • Leg or ankle swelling
- • Leg heaviness and fatigue
- • Leg pain, aching or cramping
- • Burning or itching of the skin
- • Restless legs
- • Skin changes or rashes
- • Ulcers, open wounds, or sores
Experience the Endovenous Treatment
The Endovenous Treatment is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, Dr. Shalaby will position the catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The small catheter delivers heat to the vein wall, causing it to shrink and the vein to seal closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will reroute itself to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Dr. Shalaby may encourage you to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activity for a period of time. Most patients typically resume normal activities within a few days.
Studies have shown:
- Relief of symptoms after two days
- Less pain than laser - an outpatient procedure with local or general anesthesia
- Proven results with positive patient outcomes and experience
- Rapid recovery - on average patients resume normal activities with in a few days
See what the Endovenous Treatment can do for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the Endovenous Treatment painful?
A: Most patients report feeling little, if any, pain during the Endovenous Treatment. Dr. Shalaby will give you a local or regional anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
Q: How soon can I resume normal activity?
A: Patients treated with the Endovenous Treatment may resume normal activities sooner than patients who undergo surgical vein stripping or laser ablation.The average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days after the Endovenous Treatment. Dr. Shalaby may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain from very strenuous activities (heavy lifting, for example) or prolonged periods of standing.
Q: How soon will my symptoms improve after treatment?
A: Most patients show a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within one to two weeks following the procedure.
Q: Is there any scarring, bruising, or swelling after the procedure?
A: Most patients show limited to no scarring, bruising, or swelling following the Endovenous Treatment.
Q: How is the Endovenous Treatment different from Endovenous laser?
A: Although the Endovenous Treatment and 980 nm Endovenous laser ablation are both minimally invasive procedures, a comparative, multicenter study showed that the Endovenous Treatment was associated with statistically significantly lower rates of pain, bruising, and complications. Patients undergoing the Endovenous Treatment also reported improvements in quality of life measures up to four times faster than patients treated with 980 nm Endovenous laser ablation.
The Heart Center
Mohamed Shalaby M.D., F.A.C.C.
290 E. Medical Center Blvd.
Webster, TX 77598
Fax : 281-956-7098
Cardiac Nuclear Stress Laboratory and Cardiac Echocardiography Laboratory are National IAC Accredited Facilities