If you have been searching for the best “varicose vein treatment near me,” we at the USA Vein Clinic offer Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) for varicose vein treatment.
What is Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) for spider vein treatment near me?
Endovenous Laser Therapy is a minimally invasive varicose vein treatment procedure that can gently treat even large varicose veins. Thanks to the particularly gentle technique without surgical incisions, the EVLT delivers the best aesthetic results without any scars.
As with taking blood, the varicose vein is punctured using ultrasound. The laser is advanced through this small puncture point with the help of a catheter to the central venous valve. The doctor gradually withdraws the endovenous laser, and the laser energy closes the diseased vein. The backflow of blood is stopped immediately. The vein degrades over time and disappears. The healthy deep central vein takes over blood transport from now on.
How is endovenous therapy performed?
Endovenous Laser Therapy is executed on an outpatient basis, without general anesthesia and with minimal stress on the body. You can leave the practice immediately after the laser treatment and go about your everyday life as usual. Therefore, this gentle form of therapy is also suitable for older people or patients with serious illnesses.
So that you feel as little as possible from the procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic and, if necessary, a sedative. Therefore, please have someone pick you up and take you home. You are not allowed to drive a car on the day of the operation.
Examination at the USA Vein Clinic
Endovenous laser therapy is mainly used for varicose vein treatment when you see large and small saphenous veins. However, connecting veins and most recurrent varicose veins can also be treated. Depending on the findings, in many cases, it is possible to treat both the large and the small saphenous vein on one or both legs in just one therapy session.
This is how endovenous laser therapy works.
Extensive examinations before the procedure, such as a blood test, a lung function test, or an ECG, are usually unnecessary. The therapy can also be carried out if you regularly take blood-thinning medication.
In principle, anesthesia is not necessary for endovenous laser therapy. The doctor treating you will only inject you with a so-called tumescent solution containing a local anesthetic. The solution is injected into the muscle and fat tissue along the affected vein under ultrasound guidance. In addition, we recommend our patients another infusion with a pain-relieving and calming drug.
In the varicose veins treatment for the lower leg, it is advantageous not to use general anesthesia. The fact that a residual feeling is retained in the leg means that risks such as nerve injuries and the resulting sense of numbness can be minimized or even ruled out.
First, the “mapping” takes place. The visible and palpable varicose veins are drawn on the skin while standing. Then you can lie down and get anesthesia in your arm. After a slight local anesthetic, the doctor will puncture the saphenous vein in the leg at a suitable point under ultrasound guidance.
The endovenous fiber catheter is inserted into the varicose vein via a cannula and pushed forward to the central venous valve. The exact catheter position is precisely displayed and secured in the ultrasound.
Tumescence anesthesia, i.e., local anesthesia with saline solution, is injected along the vein to be treated with an electric roller pump around the trunk vein. This is done under constant ultrasound control. Then the endovenous is used. The diode laser generates a high temperature at the laser fiber tip, the blood hardens inside the varicose vein, and the vein is closed. The catheter is withdrawn step by step. The varicose veins in the treated area are shrunk and permanently closed by the heat. The treatment for a leg usually takes 45 to 115 minutes – depending on the finding of additional branch varicose veins.
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