We founded the Vein Center of North Texas to emphasize our commitment to the treatment of patients with venous disorders. American medical schools and residency training programs place very little emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency and related conditions. More “important” conditions such as heart disease and arterial insufficiency are emphasized to the virtual exclusion of patients suffering from the consequences of untreated venous disease.
We treat patients who suffer from the medical conditions of chronic venous insufficiency and symptomatic varicose veins as well as those with cosmetic concerns about spider veins and reticular veins. Our goal is to “get you back on your feet” with as little pain and inconvenience as possible.
Meet Dr. Clint Hayes
Dr. Hayes is the founder and medical director of the Vein Center of North Texas. Dr. Hayes grew up north of Bonham, Texas. He attended medical school at Texas Tech School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Carraway Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He began private practice at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas in 1999. Dr. Hayes has performed hundreds of vein operations over the last eight years.
The goal of Dr. Hayes and his staff is to offer you the highest quality in surgical procedures and care. This encompasses patient safety, confidentiality, and the latest surgical techniques in a congenial setting. He looks forward to consulting with you and discussing treatment options for a variety of surgical concerns.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
The newest technology available for the treatment of venous insufficiency or varicose veins is endovenous laser ablation. Endovenous laser ablation is minimally-invasive and performed under local anesthesia in the Vein Center (thus avoiding hospital and anesthesiology charges.) The procedure takes about an hour. Most of our patients report negligible intraoperative and postoperative pain, and do not even require the prescribed hydrocodone. Patients are up walking in 5-10 minutes and back to work or normal activities in 2-3 days.
CoolTouch 1320 nm Endovenous Laser
The laser’s wavelength is one of the most critical components in the overall success of endovenous laser treatment. The CoolTouch CTEV™ 1320 nm laser was developed for endovenous ablation in an attempt to circumvent side effects associated with shorter hemoglobin-absorbing wavelengths. US FDA clearance was awarded in September 2004 for treatment of the Great Saphenous Vein, and in August of 2005 for treatment of the Small Saphenous Vein. Since that time, the CTEV has been used to successfully treat thousands of patients with varicose veins.
VNUS Closure® is a revolutionary new technique that has virtually replaced the traditional “ligation and stripping” operations practiced in years past. This highly-effective FDA-approved procedure has been used on thousands of patients over the last several years in the U.S. and around the world with excellent results.
After the procedure, the narrowed vein gradually becomes fibrous and eventually dissolves. Flow is naturally redirected to the healthy remaining veins, restoring normal circulation. Unlike stripping operations, this outpatient treatment requires no sutures. It is quick, relatively painless, and offers superior results. The procedure is performed in the Vein Center or in the hospital under local anesthetic with or without sedation.
VNUS Closure® offers many benefits over vein stripping:
•Same day, outpatient procedure
•Only local anesthesia with or without sedation
•Little or no scarring
•Rapid relief of symptoms
Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective method of treating small to medium sized varicose veins as well as spider veins and reticular veins. A tiny needle is used to inject the diseased vein with a solution that causes irritation of the lining of the vein. The veins collapse and are gradually reabsorbed by the body and disappear. Blood flow is re-routed to the remaining healthy veins and normal circulation is restored. Because no incisions are created, sclerotherapy usually does not leave a scar.
Ambulatory micro -phlebectomy utilizes minimally invasive techniques developed in Europe to eliminate large, bulging varicose veins. Affected veins are delicately pulled up and gently removed through tiny 2mm incisions that do not require sutures. The incisions are so small that, after normal healing, one can scarcely find them on the leg. This procedure is safely performed in the Vein Center under local anesthesia, usually with some sedation. It can be employed when the saphenous vein is not diseased or has been previously dealt with.
Recovery is almost immediate; patients can walk right out of the office. Postoperative pain is minimal and can be controlled with a mild pain reliever. Mild bruising will appear, but usually resolves within a few weeks. Most patients are back to work and their normal activities in two days.