Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a safe, effective, and widely used method to treat diseased or damaged veins. This minimally invasive vein treatment, also known as endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), is approved by the FDA for the treatment of varicose veins.
After numbing the skin and the targeted vein, a very small catheter is inserted into the vein using precise ultrasound guidance. The tip of the catheter delivers heat, and as the catheter is carefully removed, the vein’s lining collapses. The process is performed until the entire vein has been closed. Your body will reroute the flow of blood to nearby healthy veins as the treated vein is slowly absorbed into the body.
Depending upon your individual needs, we may recommend laser vein ablation to improve the appearance of your legs or to prevent any further deterioration of damaged or diseased varicose veins.
When compared to traditional vein-stripping procedures, the vein ablation procedure offers most patients a number of benefits:
Venous ablation procedures allow patients to get back to their daily routines within a day. A few patients may have minor discomfort following the procedure but generally no lasting effects.
At Coastal Vein Vascular Institute, endovenous laser ablation is used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS), a disorder that causes an urge to the move the legs. Ninety percent of patients who have vein disease and also experience RLS report significant improvement in their RLS symptoms after this advanced procedure.
The physicians at Coastal Vein Vascular Institute are board-certified in Interventional Radiology and can treat a broad range of vascular issues that may affect our patients’ quality of life. We invite you to contact us today to schedule an appointment for a personal evaluation.