Varicose Vein LASER Treatment
- Endovenous LASER Treatment for the elimination of varicose veins is quickly becoming the gold-standard in the treatment of varicose veins.
- Endovenous LASER Treatment uses laser energy, which is simply a highly concentrated beam of light.
- Medical lasers work by delivering this light energy to the targeted tissue with extreme precision, so as not to affect the surrounding tissue.
- LASERs have proven their safety and effectiveness through years of use in all types of medical procedures, from eye surgery to dermatology.
- In the hands of a skilled physician, lasers offer far less risk for complications than conventional surgery.
- In endovenous laser treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a very small entry point in the skin.
- A laser light is emitted through the fiber, as the fiber is pulled back through the vein, it delivers just the right amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut.
- The veins that are closed are superficial veins that handle less than five percent of the body’s blood flow. The blood is automatically routed to other, healthy veins.
- The procedure is minimally invasive and requires no general anesthesia. Only local anesthetic is used to numb the area where the physician is working.
- Patients are encouraged to walk immediately after the procedure and can resume normal activities the same day.
How is EVLP different to standard surgery?
- Standard surgery usually requires a cut in the groin to tie off the vein, after which it is removed by a stripping device.
- This can cause significant bruising pain following treatment. EVLP avoids the need for a cut in the groin and there is minimal to absent bruising so people who have EVLP can usually return to normal activity sooner than those who have standard treatment.
Is EVLP better than standard surgery?
- The main advantage of EVLP is that after the operation there is very little discomfort and bruising compared to conventional surgery.
- The recurrence rate is <5% in EVLT and up to 30% in case of surgery however these percentages vary by technical expertise and experience of the doctor treating the patient. As we got the best team we are here to deliver the best results.
Is everyone with varicose veins able to have EVLP?
- Yes all people with various stages of varicose veins are suitable for EVLT. The results depends on which stage the disease is in. Earlier the stage the better the results.
How will I get to know my stage of varicose veins?
- Consult with our radiologist and get a Doppler scan done.
Incompetent junctions increase the chance of recurrence. So better to get treated before developing the incompetence.
Is EVLP all I need for my veins?
- EVLP (VenaCure EVLP) will remove the major superficial veins, including the saphenous veins. It is, however, usually necessary to treat the bulging veins around the calf.
- We usually treat these veins with foam injections at the same time as the EVLP treatment.
Are there any complications associated with EVLP?
- Minor bruising and tingling sensation. As with every other surgical procedure risk of DVT to be monitored.
- Some patients who have EVLP experience an odd sensation or sensitivity in the thigh. This tends to start about 3 to 5 days after treatment. The sensation disappears in most people within a few weeks. Very rarely (1 in 200 chance) the discomfort can last longer and be more intense. This can also occur with traditional surgery and laser treatments.