Are You Feeling a Pain in the Leg?
Bulging, thick, discolored varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem. These veins can cause a more serious condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). There are valves that carry blood from the legs up to the heart. CVI causes this flow to stop and blood pools up in the vein. This may make the legs swell, hurt, and feel heavy. More severe cases may see skin changes and ulcers.
The new Vein Clinic at UT Health Northeast performs VenefitTM targeted endovenous therapy, a minimally-invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency to treat varicose veins and CVI. Dr. Pitta inserts a catheter into the vein which releases heat to seal the vein shut. Once the vein is closed, blood redirects to healthy veins.
The VenefitTM procedure is an outpatient therapy with a fast recovery. Therapy is often covered by insurance when treatment is medically necessary. Help your legs look and feel better by calling (903) 877-7161 to make an appointment.
Specialties:Cardiology (Heart Disease) /Vein Care /
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Dr. Daya provides expert care to our cardiology patients. He is certified in hypertension and lipids and specializes in diagnosing heart disease with noninvasive techniques: nuclear cardiology, PET imaging, echocardiography, and cardiac catheterization. He is an expert in treating shortness of breath and irregular heartbeat. Even more, Dr. Daya’s training in cardio-oncology from MD Anderson helps patients decrease the risk of cardiac problems after completing cancer treatment. Dr. Daya received training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom.