Varicose Veins: Get The Facts
Varicose vein disease is a common condition affecting nearly 25% of women and 10% of men. Many people are unaware that it is a true medical issue, which compromises patients’ lifestyles and can progress to severe dermatological inflammation, stasis eczema, ulceration and infection if left untreated. Typical symptoms may include twisted, bulging leg veins, pain or restless legs, leg heaviness and aching, hyperpigmentation and ulceration.
Treatments offered at the Vein Treatment Center include EVLT® (EndoVenous Laser Treatment), ambulatory phebectomy and sclerotherapy. Patients will need a venous ultrasound to determine which procedure or combination of procedures they will need for adequate treatment.
All treatments offered at the Vein Treatment center are performed in the office, under local anesthetic and patients walk out in about an hour. Unlike many other vein centers in Houston, our vascular surgeons focus solely on varicose veins. Please give us a call or visit our website to learn more about our practice.
Dr. Grady Hallman is a Board Cerfitifed Cardiovascular Surgeon with over 40 years experience. He received his Medical Degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine in 1954 and was named Distinguished Alumnus in 2003. He served in the Medical Corps, United States army from 1956 to 1958. Between 1962 and 1969, Dr. Hallman was engaged in clinical practice of surgery, teaching, and research at Baylor College of Medicine. Since then he has done the same work at the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas. Currently he is clinical Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and at the University of Texas Medical School, both in Houston.
The Vein Treatment Center
Dr. William Kalchoff graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and has been practicing professionally for over 25 years. Dr. Kalchoff practiced Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery before focusing his expertize on the treatment of varicose veins. He has successfully established vein treatment centers in Houston, Harlingen, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Dubai.