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3 Things You Need to Know About Endovenous Laser Ablation

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3 Things You Need to Know About Endovenous Laser Ablation

Vein diseases like spider veins and varicose veins affect millions of people all across the globe. These diseases often cause an excruciating amount of pain in one’s leg, but there is no reason why you should continue to suffer when cutting edge treatments like endovenous laser ablation are available right here in the Flower Mound community.

What is Endovenous Laser Ablation?

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a minimally invasive technique used to treat venous diseases.

During this type of surgery, malfunctioning veins are closed through the use of a 1470 nm diode laser that is inserted into the vein via an iv catheter. Once the catheter is in proper position, a laser fiber extends to seal the vein shut. The blood is then rerouted through deep veins in the body, which removes pooling of the blood in lower extremities that often causes patients a great deal of pain.

Endovenous laser ablation is an outpatient procedure that only requires a mild amount of anesthetic. Patients are able to complete the entire procedure at North Texas Vein and Vascular in less than a day and return to the comfort of their own home that very same evening.

Common Uses for Endovenous Laser Ablation

Most often, laser vein ablations are used to treat both Spider Veins and Varicose Veins. Endovenous laser ablation has proven to be very effective in alleviating painful symptoms of these vein diseases such as:

  • Swelling or itching
  • Skin irritation or sores
  • Inflammation of the vein
  • Leg cramps
  • Skin Discoloration

This method of treatment for both spider veins and varicose veins has become quite popular amongst patients for several reasons. Advantages of endovenous laser ablation include:

  • Short procedure that lasts between 45-60 minutes
  • A 95% success rate from our vein specialists
  • Minimal pain, scarring, bruising, or swelling

EVLA Recovery Time

In addition to an extremely short procedure, you can also expect a short recovery time with your laser vein ablation. Many patients experience immediate relief of painful symptoms and return to regular activities the day after their endovenous laser ablation. However, it is often advised to avoid strenuous activities for roughly 2 weeks after this procedure.

More Information From North Texas Vein and Vascular

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Handley about your own endovenous laser ablation, please request an appointment online or contact our office at (972) 410-5757 today.

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