Endovenous laser termal ablation

Endovenous laser termal ablation

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a minimally invasive intervention that uses laser energy to treat diseased superficial veins. Laser energy is simply a concentrated beam of light. The underlying goal for all thermal ablation procedures is to deliver sufficient thermal energy to the wall of an incompetent vein segment to produce irreversible occlusion, fibrosis, and ultimately disappearance of the vein.

The procedure

We begins by creating a precise ultrasound map of the path of the vein. After application of local anesthesia we insert a thin laser fiber into the diseased vein, through a tiny entry point. The fiber emits a carefully controlled dose of laser light as it is pulled back through. Vein walls react to the energy by constricting and sealing. The procedure takes about 45 minutes, and requires only a local anesthetic. The procedure is safe and effective, and patients can expect a rapid recovery and return to normal activities.
You are encouraged to resume walking and normal activities right after the procedure.

Benefits of EVLT

  • No general anesthesia.
  • No sutures; usually no visible scarring.
  • Minimally invasive, quick and easy treatment option
  • The procedure is well-tolerated, with little discomfort.
  • No downtime.
  • Mild, temporary side effects.
  • Immediate relief from symptoms.
  • High long-term success rate (up to 98 percent).
  • A reduced chance of developing stasis ulcers
  • More efficient blood circulation
  • An improved body image and confidence in one’s appearance

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