E.V.L.T. (Endo Venous Laser Therapy)
- ~45 min, Non Surgical, in- office procedure.
- Up to 98% success rate.
- Immediate relief of symptoms.
- Minimal to NO scarring.
- Little to NO down time or pain.
- Covered by most Health Insurance.
How is the procedure performed?
A small laser fiber is inserted into the vein that is going to be treated. Laser energy is then delivered closing the vein and causing it to shrink. Over time the vein will be reabsorbed by the body’s natural healing process.
Medical or Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy is a form of Sclerotherapy that is considered a “medically necessary” treatment and is covered by most health insurance plans. This type of sclerotherapy is done under the guidance of ultrasound and the sclerosing solution is foamed and injected into the selected vein. (as in the image to the right) Once injected, the vein will become irritated, collapse and the body will absorb it during the natural healing process.
Cosmetic Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins that may be affecting the aesthetic appearance of your legs. A small needle is used to inject the sclerosant into the treated vein. As with medical Sclerotherapy the vein becomes irritated, will collapse and dissolve over time with the natural healing process of the body. Health inscurance doe not usually cover this type of sclerotherapy.
Micro-Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove bulging and tortuous varicose veins.
A local anesthetic is used to numb the areas being treated. Through a tiny incision, a small vein hook is used to gently remove the veins. There is little to no scarring present after the procedure.
The reason for using this procedure rather than the EVLT or Sclerotherapy is because of the size and tortuous nature of the veins. Your physician will assess your venous anatomy and determine the best treatment options for your individualized care.
Conservative management describes the non surgical treatment that can provide symptomatic relief, modifications to the course of the disease and can allow for some control over the condition.
Also its important to knwo that most health insurance companies require the use of conservative management to be tried and failed before any treatment options are considered for coverage.
- Graduated compression stockings*
- Elevation of legs
- Over the counter pain medication
- Overall lifestyle changes
Athletic Compression is Available in the office