Endovenous Laser Treatment
What is Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)?
Endovenous Laser Treatment for the elimination of unhealthy varicose veins is the gold-standard for minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. EVLT uses laser energy, which is a highly concentrated beam of light. They work by delivering this light energy to the tissue that is targeted with extreme precision, so as not to damage the surrounding tissue.
Medical lasers have proven their safety and effectiveness through years of use in various medical procedures, from optical surgery to dermatology and especially in the treatment of vein disorders. In the hands of a skilled physician like Dr. Paul Larson, EVLT offers far less risk for complications than conventional surgery.
How is the EVLT procedure done?
In endovenous laser treatment, a thin fiber (approx. 2 mm.) is inserted into the pre-determined damaged vein through a very small entry point or “key hole” in the skin. A laser light is emitted at the end of the fiber, as the fiber is pulled back through the vein by the physician, it delivers the right amount of energy. The targeted venous tissue reacts to the light energy, causing the vein wall to close and seal shut. The veins that are treated with EVLT are superficial veins that handle less than five percent of the body’s venous blood flow. The blood is automatically routed to other veins.
Dr. Paul Larson and the Vein Center of Arizona is now using a jacketed fiber, which prevents any contact between the fiber and the vein wall. This prevents much of the pain and bruising that is often associated with the procedure performed without this application or from more conventional method of vein stripping and ligation. Some patients may experience temporary soreness or some slight swelling, which can be treated effectively with overthe- counter, non-aspirin pain relievers and typically subsides within the first couple of days.
The procedure is minimally invasive and requires no general anesthesia, however since Dr. Larson is an anesthesiologist it may be performed safely at the patient’s request. Usually, only local anesthetic is used to numb the area where Dr. Larson is working. Patients are encouraged to walk for 2 hours after the procedure, wear compression hose for 48 hours (night and day) and can resume normal activities the same day.
The VenaCure EVLTTM system
The VenaCure EVLT procedure treats the source of unsightly varicose veins with no hospital stay, minimal-to-no scarring, no lengthy recovery and minimal-to-no side effects. In less than an hour, you can be free from bulging, twisted varicose veins and back to enjoying your everyday activities. The VenaCure EVLT procedure is safe, fast, and effective. With VenaCure EVLT procedure by AngioDynamics you can show off your legs again. We invite you to use this website to learn about vein disease, compare varicose vein removal treatment alternatives, hear what other patients and the media are saying, and then, if you think you’re a candidate, find a local physician trained in performing the VenaCure EVLT procedure.
The VenaCure EVLT procedure treats the source of unsightly varicose veins with no hospital stay, minimal-to-no scarring, no lengthy recovery and minimal-to-no side effects. In less than an hour, you can be free from bulging, twisted varicose veins and back to enjoying your everyday activities. The VenaCure EVLT procedure is safe, fast, and effective.
- Treatment in less than an hour.
- Can be performed in the doctor’s office.
- Up to 98% success rate.
- Immediate relief of symptoms.
- Return to normal activity immediately – with little or no pain.
- No general anesthesia or hospitalization.
- Minimal-to-no scarring. Typically is covered by insurance.