treating and removing large varicose veins

How to Remove and Treat Large Varicose Veins

When dealing with large varicose veins, one of the best treatment options for patients is EVLA. Endovenous Laser Ablation is a method in which a professional inserts a small catheter into the affected vein and light energy are pushed to the vein wall, causing the varicose vein to close down. In addition to the noticeable results that follow the procedure, there are many benefits to having a microphlebectomy.

Have vein questions? Contact Gilvydis Vein Clinic in Naperville, Sycamore, and Geneva, IL for more information.

Benefits of EVLA Treatment

The procedure improves blood flow and circulation. To battle common misconceptions, this removal method doesn’t stop the blood flow of the patient.

Patients report low to no discomfort after the procedure. In fact, many patients report going back to work the next day! Since Endovenous Laser Ablation is minimally invasive, patients can continue their day immediately post-procedure. Although the patient can continue normal tasks, we recommend avoiding strenuous activity two weeks post-procedure. There is no need for anesthesia, and over-the-counter medication like Advil can be used to treat any discomfort.

The positive effects of EVLA are immediate. Once the vein has been treated, the leg once again returns to a smooth and ordinary appearance many patients long for. Scarring and downtime is minimal.

Dealing with large varicose veins is uncomfortable and hindering everyday life, but completely reversible. The first step to treating your varicose vein is seeing if EVLA is the option for your unique case. A vein specialist can check to make sure that the vein isn’t affecting anything deeper within the leg.

Dr. Gilvydis will examine and diagnose your specific varicose vein problem with a method called vein mapping to locate the cause of the particular issue. If you are suffering from a large varicose vein, Endovenous Laser Ablation can help you live a better life. Contact us to get a professional’s opinion at Gilvydis Vein Clinic about how to properly treat your varicose veins.

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