Endovenous Laser Ablation
The Vein Institute
Varicose Veins, Vein Clinic, Vein Treatment
At The Vein Institute’s accredited clinic a patient will undergo a ‘leg marking’. With ultrasound visualization, the problem vein and the important areas are drawn onto the skin making a map to use as a guide during the procedure.
The patient then has a topical numbing cream applied to the skin for one hour. This makes the injection of the local anesthetic almost painless.
In a sterile setting, the patient is placed on the table; the area is then cleaned and prepped by the doctor for the laser procedure. Local anesthesia is given under color duplex ultrasound guidance, and then a minute laser fiber is inserted directly into the vein through a catheter (tiny tube). Pulses of laser energy are released along the course of the vein to seal it completely. EVLA requires only a small nick in the skin. Once the laser has sealed the vein the fiber is removed and a steri-strip or bandaid closes the area.
Endo Venous Laser Therapy
, Varicose Veins
, Vein Clinic
, Vein Treatment