Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a cutting-edge technology that has replaced the need for open surgery. It is a minimally invasive way to treat varicose veins with a laser catheter.
Since EVLA eliminates the need for open surgery, it is much less risky. It also takes less time, recovery time is minimal, is less likely to cause complications, there is no scarring and patients experience little to no discomfort.
What should I expect from endovenous laser ablation?
EVLA uses a laser catheter to close varicose veins using heat and light. The catheter is inserted into the leg vein to close off the bad veins, which then redirects blood to healthy veins. EVLA only takes about 45 minutes and is an outpatient procedure. There is no need to use general anesthesia because local anesthesia is enough to ensure the patient doesn’t experience unnecessary discomfort. The entire treatment takes place inside the clinic.
Dr. Rimas Gilvydis has performed more than 20,000 successful vein procedures. He uses his experience, certified team of medical technicians and leading-edge technology to create positive results for his patients. The efficient process will help you get a leg up on life! Contact us today for a complimentary evaluation.
Long days of teaching exacerbated the burning and restless feelings in Kendra Brauer’s legs. The bruises and visible veins also provoked curious questions from her second-grade students if she wore anything shorter than full-length pants. Brauer first noticed a bruise on her leg when she was in her mid-20s. Slowly, more veins showed up and […]