Finalist in 2022 Best of the Best Varicose Vein Clinic in Houston, Texas
After having been the recipient of the distinguished award in 2021, Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists once again stands as a finalist in 2022’s Best of the Best Varicose Vein Clinic in Houston, Texas award. The nomination, made by The Houston Chronicle, recognizes the commitment of the top Houston varicose vein clinic for delivering the highest level of care in the treatment of varicose veins.
Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists has attained an illustrious record of prominent accolades, voted for by renowned publications, peers in the healthcare industry as well as patients over the past few years.
The proud moments of this award-winning Houston vein specialist look set to continue into 2022. Four vein clinic finalists have gone head-to-head in a round of voting for the top honor in this year’s Best of the Best competition. The winner will be announced at an awards gala ceremony to be held on July 14th at the Royal Sonesta Houston hotel.
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins are the result of weakened or damaged one-way veins in the vascular network that allow blood to pool in the vein instead of passing through to the heart. This congestion causes abnormally swollen veins that are mostly found in the legs and feet, although they can occur elsewhere in the body as well.
It is estimated that 23 percent of adults suffer from varicose veins in the US. Women are more at risk of developing varicose veins than men. While the condition is more prevalent in older adults, it is not unusual for younger adults to seek treatment.
Varicose veins are generally not considered a serious medical condition, but for some, the condition can be painful and uncomfortable when inflamed.
The swollen twisted vein appears as a very noticeable dark purple bulge just beneath the skin’s surface. It is this perceived disfigurement that can be the cause of self-consciousness and embarrassment, prompting the need for treatment.
When varicose veins are cause for concern
For the majority of people with varicose veins issues, the condition does not pose major problems. Some of the rare complications that may arise include bleeding, skin ulcers, and blood clots.
The need for medical intervention at a Texas vein center may be necessary when varicose veins become too painful to endure or begin to interfere with one’s quality of life.
The following symptoms (especially if experienced at the end of the day) may indicate it is time to consult a Houston varicose vein specialist:
- Constant pain
- Persistent swelling
- The appearance of sore or ulcers at the site
- Bleeding veins
- Changes in skin color (red or brown)
- Skin becomes hot or painful
Having varicose veins does raise the risk of two serious life-threatening conditions: deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
How are varicose veins treated?
There are multiple options that are effective in the treatment of varicose veins including many new minimally-invasive procedures. Treatment will be tailored to each patient’s individual situation.
A consultation with an experienced varicose veins specialist is the best way forward to diagnose the condition and determine the most suitable treatment choice. In addition to diagnostic tests, the healthcare provider will also factor in the person’s age, gender, and any other prevalent medical condition.
Also relevant to possible treatment options will be the extent of the problem, symptoms, and tolerances of the patient to medication, procedures, and therapies.
Treatment options available to treat varicose veins include:
- Endovenous thermal ablation therapy is a relatively new technique that makes use of high radio frequency energy to direct local heat (via a catheter) to the affected vein. The applied heat prompts the vein to close. Once collapsed, blood will be redirected to pass through other veins.
- Sclerotherapy is an effective technique usually reserved for smaller varicose veins. The technique involves administering a solution directly into the vein via a needle that compels blood to reroute using veins in better condition.
- Endoscopic vein surgery is a medical procedure reserved to treat severe skin ulcers. The procedure involves a doctor threading a tiny tube-like camera holding a surgical device into the vein through a cut made into the skin. The purpose of the procedure is to close the vein.
Why seek treatment for varicose veins?
It is common to find that even with lifestyle changes to manage pain and discomfort of varicose veins, the condition will gradually intensify. While many can live with varicose veins without experiencing any serious health issues, it is important to be aware that the conditions can create chronic inflammation, ulcers, and blood clots.
Persons with symptoms related to varicose veins are encouraged to seek treatment at a reputable Houston varicose vein specialist. A doctor who is well-trained and experienced in vein treatment is the best place to conduct an accurate diagnosis and suggest treatment options most suitable for the patient’s condition.
Why choose Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists?
In the treatment of medical conditions, experience and expertise matter.
Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists boasts an impressive collection of industry honors including Top Vascular Surgeon in Texas awarded to founder, Michael F. Bardwil, MD, by Living Magazine (2014). Moreover, Dr. Bardwil was also hailed by H Texas Magazine as Top Doc for his work in vascular medicine over several years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021).
Patients of Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists receive exceptional personalized care from a true vascular surgeon. Evaluations are carried out by Dr. Bardwil himself rather than by an assistant and only sophisticated state-of-the-art vein equipment is used.
Don’t let painful or unsightly varicose veins get in the way of living your best life with confidence. Trust the experienced team at Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists to help you.
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