What Is Endovenous Laser Treatment?
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is a non-surgical, outpatient treatment for venous insufficiency by utilizing ultrasound-guided technology. Precisely delivered laser energy targets malfunctioning veins and causes them to collapse. Once closed, the blood flow is naturally redirected to healthier veins.
What to Expect
After numbing your leg with a local anesthesia, the vascular specialist will insert a (less than one millimeter) laser fiber into the diseased veins under real-time ultrasound guidance. This is then followed by an application of laser energy to heat and close the malfunctioning veins, which is called vein closure. Other healthy veins take over normal blood flow in the leg immediately.
Depending on the number of diseased veins more than one treatment may be required. The EVLT treatment is done in our offices, and it usually takes less than 15 minutes from the start of the treatment until it is completed.
Benefits of EVLT
Treating vein disease with EVLT offers patient numerous benefits, including a success rate of up to 98 percent, NO hospitalization, as well as a quick recovery with strong patient satisfaction. Other benefits include:
- Effective at eliminating painful symptoms
- Return to daily activities immediately after treatment
- Performed in an outpatient clinic
- No scarring or stitches
- Improves overall quality of life
- Decreases your risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Before EVLT, many of our patients avoided activities that involved standing for long periods of time. Now, they are able to stand at work and enjoy events that require standing with ease.
Take the first steps with us by scheduling your appointment today.