Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous Laser Ablation for the elimination of varicose veins is the gold-standard in the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. EVLA uses laser energy, which is simply a highly concentrated beam of light. Medical lasers work by delivering this light energy to the targeted tissue with extreme precision, so as not to affect the surrounding tissue. Lasers have proven their safety and effectiveness through years of use in all types of medical procedures. In the hands of our skilled physician, EVLA offer far less risks conventional surgery.
In the laser treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a very small entry point in the skin. A laser light is emitted through the fiber, as the fiber is pulled back through the vein, it delivers just the right amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The veins that are closed are superficial veins, automatically routing blood flow to your healthy veins.
What To Expect
The procedure is minimally invasive and requires no general anesthesia. Only local anesthetic is used to numb the area where our physician is working. Dr. Polena will use ultrasound probe to guide the fine laser fiber to the target vein, administering anesthetic injections the length of the treatment area. The laser is activated as he gently removes the fiber. After your procedure with will need to wear compression stockings. You are encouraged to walk immediately after the procedure and can resume normal activities the same day.