A satisfied patient, Larry Shiflet, with his cardiologist, Dr. Revana.


The past four years, patient Larry Shiflet has been suffering from restless leg syndrome and severe cramping predominantly at night while trying to sleep. He led an active lifestyle that included hobbies such as walking, golfing, and exercising; all activities that require you to be on your feet. It wasn’t until a year ago that he began to notice a decline in his ability to walk long distances. His legs would cramp up if he walked too far or too long, and he was unsure of what was causing the decline. His cardiovascular doctor, Dr. Madaiah Revana of the Northeast Houston Vein Center and Humble Cardiology, advised him to look into a procedure called Venous Ablation. He explained to Shiflet that his symptoms were caused by a disease in his veins called Venous Reflux Disease; a common condition resulting from decreased blood flow from the leg veins up to the heart, with pooling of blood in the veins. Normally, one­way valves in veins keep blood flowing toward the heart—against the force of gravity. When the valves do not perform their function, blood can flow backwards or reflux. A month after Shiflet completed his procedures, he stated that now he has, “no cramps at all!” He is back to walking two miles a day without any problems, and he can now enjoy golfing two to three times a week. He said he would “highly recommend” the procedure because it was, “so minimally invasive.”

“I’m a big guy and I’m not scared of much. I would fight off bears and robbers with my bare hands, but at the sight of a needle, I run away like a baby. The pain was so minimal and the day of the procedure you walk in, turn around, and walk out. The procedure was not that long and not that bad. Because of the results I’ve had, I would say it was definitely worth it,”  Shiflet said.

As far as his relationship with Dr. Revana, he said, “He’s been my cardiologist for years and he doesn’t give me what I don’t need. He checked me several times before he performed the procedure; several weeks. I whole­heartedly trust him and would recommend his services to anyone.”

If you are suffering from symptoms relating to Venous Reflux Disease: pain, edema, swelling, restless leg syndrome, discoloration, itching, burning, cramping, or ulceration, come to Northeast Houston Vein Center to get your free screening today. Let our expert staff evaluate you and see if you qualify for the procedure. You don’t have to suffer any longer; there is a cure for you!



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