Specializing in the science and treatment of venous disease
Endovenous ablation shuts down a large, long vein by targeting heat energy inside the vein to seal it shut.
This heat can be created with a laser, known as endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), or with radio frequency ablation (RFA). Both are the latest technologies and replace vein stripping procedures that had been used.
EVLA and RFA are minimally invasive and highly effective. They are usually performed in a comfortable office setting. EVLA is also sometimes referred to as EVLT® (endovenous laser treatment).
For various reasons, only one large vein can be treated with laser ablation at a time. If you have more than one abnormal veins eligible for laser treatment, they can each be treated approximately two to three weeks apart.
Other advantages of endovenous laser ablation and radio frequency ablation include:
Here’s what to expect from the procedure:
After the vein is closed, healthy veins take over and reestablish a healthier blood flow. Possible complications are similar to those of other venous procedures: numbness, bruising, and phlebitis (inflammation of the vein).
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