Varicose veins are enlarged veins that normally appear on the legs, but could occur in other parts of the body.
- Leg veins plump blood to the heart, if the valves do not function properly, then blood gets backed up into the veins. They do not cause problems for most people, however it can lead to serious conditions, such as swelling, pain and blood clots.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (ELVT):
The process involves the following: First we insert a laser fiber into the problematic vein. The laser heats the vein walls causing the faulty vein to close. The other healthy veins take over the closed vein's function, thereby re-establishing normal flow to the legs and eliminating varicose veins. The in-office procedure takes about 2 hours after which the patient can return to normal activities. This procedure is usually covered by insurance.
Using a local anesthesia, our doctors are able to remove building veins using a tiny incision and surgical hooks. The incisions are then closed with steri-strips. Most of the time the patient can go home the day of the procedure.