Endovenous Laser Treatment
Endovenous techniques – specifically endovenous laser treatments (EVLT) – are now preferred for treating deeper superficial varicose veins in the leg and have replaced surgery for most patients.
The EVLT takes about an hour. Our doctors use an ultrasound to guide them in inserting an extremely small tube or catheter into the vein. The tube has a special tip that uses laser energy to produce heat. This cauterizes the vein so it closes.
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EVLTs use local anesthesia and are performed by our interventional radiologists in our Cary, NC office. Wake Radiology’s success rate with EVLT is greater than 98%. Contact us today to schedule a vein consultation.
Post Treatment Info
It’s common to have slight bruising after the treatment, but you’re typically able to resume normal activities quickly. Healthy veins take over normal blood flow around the closed vein and symptoms from varicose veins improve. Usually, veins on the skin’s surface that are connected to the treated varicose vein also shrink after treatment. If they don’t, these connected veins can be treated with sclerotherapy or other techniques.
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