Endovenous Ablation Specialist

Endovenous Ablation Q & A

What is endovenous ablation?

Endovenous ablation, also known as endovenous laser ablation therapy (EVLT) or endovenous laser ablation surgery (ELAS) provides those suffering from varicose veins. The procedure involves applying a local anesthetic to the affected area and the use of a laser to heat the varicose vein. This ‘seals’ the vein which is eventually absorbed by the body. This procedure also allows for healthy tissue to grow and continue circulation to the heart.

The endovenous ablation specialists at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center perform this procedure in a state-of-the-art surgical suite using industry leading laser systems Varilase and Dormer. The procedure is minimally invasive and ultrasound technology allows the experts at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center to conduct the procedure with precision.

What Are the Benefits of EVLT?

Endovenous laser ablation provides patients with a safe and effective treatment for venous reflux, which is much better than other forms of treatment such as vein stripping. Benefits of EVLT include: 

  • Quick recovery time
  • No scarring from incisions
  • Minimal chance of complications
  • Relatively short procedure
  • General anesthesia is unneeded

What Happens After EVLT? 

After your procedure, your medical professional will apply gentle pressure to your legs by wrapping them. You’re encouraged to walk immediately to begin blood circulation to your healthy veins. 

Afterwards, your doctor will replace the compression wraps with a compression garment. You’ll want to wear this garment for a week after your procedure and if you experience any pain or swelling, we encourage our patients to take over-the-counter pain medication. 

Most patients resume non-strenuous activities immediately after the procedure, with full recovery and a return to normal activity in seven to ten days. 

What Are Some Other Treatments for Varicose Veins?

The experienced team at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center also offer sclerotherapy to remove varicose veins. This involves a chemical agent that injected into the varicose veins. The effect is the same. The enlarged vein is sealed off from healthy tissue and is eventually absorbed by the body, allowing other normal cells to take over the circulation process.

To perform the procedure, a unique vein catheter with a rotating tip, ClariVein(r),  is used to introduce a sclerosing agent called Varithena into the malfunctioning vein. The rotating tip encourages better coverage within the vein of the sclerosing agent. Varithena, when mixed with air, creates a foam that also provides maximum coverage within varicose veins, providing for a safe and effective procedure.

Let’s discuss the treatment options available to you for the elimination of varicose veins. At GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center, our dedicated team of experienced medical professionals is here to help.

Endovenous Ablation Q & A

What is endovenous ablation?

Endovenous ablation, also known as endovenous laser ablation therapy (EVLT) or endovenous laser ablation surgery (ELAS) provides those suffering from varicose veins. The procedure involves applying a local anesthetic to the affected area and the use of a laser to heat the varicose vein. This ‘seals’ the vein which is eventually absorbed by the body. This procedure also allows for healthy tissue to grow and continue circulation to the heart.

The endovenous ablation specialists at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center perform this procedure in a state-of-the-art surgical suite using industry leading laser systems Varilase and Dormer. The procedure is minimally invasive and ultrasound technology allows the experts at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center to conduct the procedure with precision.

What Are the Benefits of EVLT?

Endovenous laser ablation provides patients with a safe and effective treatment for venous reflux, which is much better than other forms of treatment such as vein stripping. Benefits of EVLT include: 

  • Quick recovery time
  • No scarring from incisions
  • Minimal chance of complications
  • Relatively short procedure
  • General anesthesia is unneeded

What Happens After EVLT? 

After your procedure, your medical professional will apply gentle pressure to your legs by wrapping them. You’re encouraged to walk immediately to begin blood circulation to your healthy veins. 

Afterwards, your doctor will replace the compression wraps with a compression garment. You’ll want to wear this garment for a week after your procedure and if you experience any pain or swelling, we encourage our patients to take over-the-counter pain medication. 

Most patients resume non-strenuous activities immediately after the procedure, with full recovery and a return to normal activity in seven to ten days. 

What Are Some Other Treatments for Varicose Veins?

The experienced team at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center also offer sclerotherapy to remove varicose veins. This involves a chemical agent that injected into the varicose veins. The effect is the same. The enlarged vein is sealed off from healthy tissue and is eventually absorbed by the body, allowing other normal cells to take over the circulation process.

To perform the procedure, a unique vein catheter with a rotating tip, ClariVein(r),  is used to introduce a sclerosing agent called Varithena into the malfunctioning vein. The rotating tip encourages better coverage within the vein of the sclerosing agent. Varithena, when mixed with air, creates a foam that also provides maximum coverage within varicose veins, providing for a safe and effective procedure.

Let’s discuss the treatment options available to you for the elimination of varicose veins. At GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center, our dedicated team of experienced medical professionals is here to help.

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