Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous Laser Ablation is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment option for varicose veins. It is the preferred alternative to surgical stripping varicose veins. Unlike surgical stripping, this procedure permanently closes off the vein while leaving it intact.
During the treatment, we insert a thin laser fiber into the diseased vein, generally through a small puncture in the leg. We then deliver laser energy through the fiber, which seals the vein as the fiber withdraws.
Use of compression therapy for several days after the laser treatment will improve recovery.
Benefits of Endovenous Laser Ablation
This simple procedure can be performed in an office or an ambulatory setting. It’s minimally invasive, so there is very little risk of scarring and infection after the operation. It offers excellent long term results with a single treatment, making it an attractive choice to treat your varicose veins.
There is very little pain with endovenous laser treatments, and patients can resume normal activities the next day.