HOUSTON, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Bardwil, M.D., at Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists has performed the first Varithena treatment in Houston, Texas.
Varithena is the newest, FDA-approved treatment for varicose veins.
BTG International, the company that produces Varithena, is incrementally releasing it into the U.S. Dr. Bardwil was approached by Varithena to be one of the first vascular surgeons to have access to this exciting new therapy, because of his established reputation as Houston's leader in the treatment of venous disease.
Varithena is a prescription medication, which is injected into abnormal veins and effectively closes them.
Although it was only approved earlier this year by the FDA, it's development has been followed by knowledgeable vein surgeons for about 10 years. Unlike many medications, Varithena was developed for use in the United States. This required extensive studies to demonstrate safety and efficacy.
Dr. Bardwil states, "I'm proud to have performed the first Varithena treatment in Houston. Varithena represents a potential landmark devlopment for treatment of leg vein problems and I'm thrilled to be able to offer it to my patients."
About Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists
Michael Bardwil, M.D., is board-certified in both general and vascular surgery. He has over 26 years experience performing a wide range of surgical procedures. For the last 11 years, he has dedicated his efforts exclusively to the treatment of leg veins. He has taken his vast surgical expertise and combined it with state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology, to form Texas Vein and Cosmetic Specialists.
Varithena (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg's GSV system. Varithena improves symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins, and the appearance of varicose veins. More information can be found online at www.varithena.com.
To find out more about the new Varithena treatment for varicose veins contact Dr. Bardwil at 713-461-4945 or visit www.txvein.com.
Contact: Michael Bardwil, M.D.
Address: 13254 Forkland Dr., Houston, TX 77077
SOURCE Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists