Venous System Ablation is the preferred treatment for
patients with Varicose Veins and other vein disorder usually caused by incompetent great saphenous and other large veins. Essentially Endo Laser vein treatment has replaced ligation &
stripping procedure completely and made it obsolete.
This new procedure is a revolutionary, gentle and quick
treatment for varicose veins. It is revolutionary because
it is performed in the office with the patient awake
and able to walk home immediately after. It eliminates much of the
pain, bruising, scarring, discomfort and best of all
no prolonged recovery. A person can have the procedure,
leave the doctor's office and be back at work or play
the very next day.
Before Endo Laser
After Endo Laser Treatment
After ELVeS & Microphlebectomy
What is the actual procedure
The ELVeS procedure takes about 30 - 60 minutes and
is performed in the office. An ultrasound is used to
map out the faulty vein. A small catheter is introduced
through a needle and passed up the length of the affected
vein. A thin flexible Laser fiber is inserted through
the catheter. The laser light will then be emitted through
the fiber. As the thermal laser energy is administered,
the vein will collapse and close from inside.
How does ELVeS
Endo Venous laser is a minimally invasive procedure
that leaves no scar. Laser energy is delivered to the
faulty vein, causing it to close. There are many veins
in the leg. So after treatment, the body simply reroutes
blood-flow through other healthy veins.
What are the advantages of ELVeS procedure?
Using the latest state of the art laser technology,
this system is gentle, minimally invasive, quick treatment
and has the following advantages:
In Office Procedure
Economical. Save thousands of dollars on hospital cost
No Vein Stripping
Short treatment time
Minimal discomfort. No pain medications required.
Minimal Recovery Time. Most patients go back to work within 24 hours
Most activity can be resumed immediately
Local anesthesia. Avoid the complications of general anesthesia.
No or minimal scar. Cosmetically superior to to stripping.
Is the procedure painful?
Patients treated with ELVeS feel very little pain, if
any, during the procedure. Local anesthetic will be used
to numb the treatment area.
How soon will I be able to resume normal activities?
Normal activities can be resumed immediately after ELVeS
treatment, with the exception of rigorous exercise. You
will be wearing support stockings for about two weeks.
Am I at risk of Laser?
No. Just as a precaution against accidental firing of
laser energy outside the vein, you will be given a pair
of special glasses to protect your eyes.
Will the results of this treatment
Endo Venous Laser treatment has been performed for a number
of years on thousands of patients with over 97% success.
The procedure has proven to be effective with outstanding
patient satisfaction. There is a low probability of the
treated vein to reopen.
What are the complication of this procedure?
Fortunately, endovenous laser procedure has rarely been
associated with any serious complications. Common minor
Minimal bruising at the treatment area
Tenderness and tightness in the treated leg for
up to two weeks
Painful palpable cord
Reaction to the local anesthetic
Deep vein thrombosis
my insurance cover it?
Some policies will cover the procedure, at least partially,
and others will not. Check with your insurance provider
for the exact coverage.