Endovenous Thermal Ablation
What is Endovenous Laser Treatment
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is a superior treatment for varicose veins. It is also known as laser vein ablation. Unlike conventional surgery, EVLT provides much less risk and is extremely precise. This outpatient treatment takes less than an hour and is minimally invasive. Treatment is safe and effective, offering relief of symptoms within several days of the procedure.
The Benefits of EVLT
Safe – EVLT is minimally invasive and requires no general anesthesia.
Fast – The treatment usually takes less than an hour.
Effective – Results are excellent after a single treatment.
No Scarring – EVLT leaves no visible scars.
Immediate Relief – 98% of all patients experience positive results.
No Downtime – You will be able to walk out of the office and resume normal activities.
What to Expect
An antiseptic is used to prep the area and a local anesthetic is applied. A catheter with a laser tip is inserted into the vein. Ultrasound imaging is used to guide the surgeon exactly where to position the laser.
The laser tip catheter is then activated inside the affected vein to shrink it down and quickly seal it. This stops the blood flow. Blood is then diverted into other veins to increase circulation and relieve existing symptoms.
The laser tip catheter is then removed, a small dressing is applied, and a compression bandage will be placed over the compression stocking.
Sometimes you may feel some slight tightness in the legs, but this will disappear in a few short days. Your compression stocking will then be applied, and a compression bandage will be placed over the compression stocking. This is to be worn for 48 hours. After this, the compression stocking will be worn during waking hours for the next six weeks.
Medicare as well as virtually all insurance companies cover the endovenous thermal ablation procedure. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.