William P. Kalchoff, MD, a Vascular Surgeon with The Vein Treatment Center

Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. William P. Kalchoff, who serves patients throughout the State of Texas.

An excellent vascular surgeon, Dr. Kalchoff is the Founder of The Vein Treatment Center. He has successfully established vein treatment centers in Houston, Harlingen, Mexico City, São Paulo, and Dubai.

Dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of both medical and cosmetic vein problems, The Vein Treatment Center offers the following services: sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, EVLT, spider vein treatment, varicose vein treatment​, and preventive health care.

After completing his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Kalchoff completed his general surgical training at Baylor University in Houston, Texas and his thoracic and cardiovascular surgical training in New Orleans. It was after many years of practicing thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in Houston, Texas that he developed a keen interest in vein treatment.

Dr. Kalchoff found that although varicose veins cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms and serious medical conditions, few medical establishments were focused on treating them. This led him to establish a vein treatment center in Brownsville, Texas that would focus solely on treating these varicose veins. He also serves Rio Grande Valley residents at the Center for Pain Management in Edinburg and at Premier Laser & Aesthetics in Harlingen, Texas. He also has offices in Houston, Woodlands, Katy, and San Antonio. He has helped establish vein clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Mexico City, São Paulo, Brazil, and Lima, Peru.

Although many people suffer from varicose veins, some are hesitant to seek treatment from a doctor as they think it is risky and expensive. “For the most part, it’s an educational process to get people to treat their varicose veins. Some patients, and even some physicians, still do not understand that you can treat veins with local anesthesia and with minimal risk” explained Dr. Kalchoff. 

“There are four different things that we do for varicose veins when a patient comes in for an appointment. The first thing that we do is a physical examination focusing on the venous system. We do an ultrasound which tells us what the appropriate treatment for the patient will be.”

Patients who suffer from superficial spider veins can be treated onsite in the Houston offices without anesthesia. When a person has protruding or painful veins with a normal ultrasound, they can be treated with a phlebectomy – a procedure that is also done in the office under local anesthetic. When a patient has an abnormal ultrasound indicating that there is a venous problem, EVLT® laser treatment is available. This laser procedure requires no sedation and can be done in less than an hour in the office. The success rate is over 95 percent and patients may soon return to their normal activities.

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, including the arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives.

Learn More about Dr. William P. Kalchoff:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/935054-William-Kalchoff-Vascular-Surgeon or through The Vein Treatment Center, http://www.veintreatmentcenterhouston.com/about-us.html 

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