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Women and men looking for an effective treatment for varicose veins that does not include surgery or scarring may want to consider endovenous laser ablation, an advanced vein therapy that is highly effective in most cases. Endovenous laser ablation is virtually pain free and can be performed in less than an hour and without hospitalization. In this minimally invasive procedure, laser energy is used to seal faulty veins, which results in a reduction or complete closure of the vein.
A trained professional administers endovenous laser ablation to patients in a doctor office setting as an outpatient procedure. Ultrasound imaging is used to map the veins of the legs, as well as to direct the insertion and placement of a laser fiber that is used to deliver the laser energy to targeted veins. Once the provider identifies the faulty veins, a local anesthetic will be administered to ensure patient comfort prior to beginning the procedure. This treatment most often is performed in under an hour and recipients can return to regular activities, except strenuous exercise, right after the procedure. Compression stockings should be worn for one week to ensure proper healing and a follow up visit will be scheduled approximately one week after the initial treatment.
Geographical location, practitioner fees and the number of veins to be treated influence the cost of receiving endovenous laser ablation. If the endovenous laser ablation procedure is considered medically necessary in order to alleviate the pain that is often associated with varicose veins, this treatment will likely be covered by medical insurance.
Contacting a vein specialist in your area is the best way to learn more about endovenous laser ablation and to determine if this is the best option for you.
About Ellison Vein Institute
When it comes to varicose veins, we all know the obvious: They are unsightly. But aside from their appearance and the social distress they can cause, varicose veins present other problems. The pain they cause can be significant, often preventing you from enjoying everyday activities. In fact, varicose veins can even lead to permanent skin discoloration, sores and rash.
Today, there is effective treatment. And it is offered by a doctor with the highest of medical credentials. We invite you to learn more about Dr. Robert G. Ellison, Jr. and the Ellison Vein Institute.
At the Ellison Vein Institute, we have one purpose: to specialize in the treatment of venous disease, including varicose veins, spider veins and skin problems resulting from abnormal veins.
We offer state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology for the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal veins. Dr. Ellison emphasizes good cosmetic outcomes as well as alleviation of the symptoms associated with abnormal veins.
Our top priority is offering patients the care they need in a comfortable, compassionate and professional environment. Our office, in the Baptist Pavilion, provides just such a setting, with all the advantages of an adjacent major medical center.
We also stress the importance of a thorough vascular evaluation by a specialist physician who has the ability to provide any type of treatment the patient may need. Dr. Robert G. Ellison, Jr. is one of a very small number of physicians with these qualifications. In fact, he is the only vascular surgeon in North Florida specializing in the treatment of venous diseases and varicose veins.
A Team Approach
To achieve the best long-term results, each patient should also be evaluated by an entire practice that is totally dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of lower-extremity venous disorders—including physician, registered vascular technologist, nurse practitioners, nurses and other professionals. Only after a complete evaluation is it possible to formulate an individualized treatment plan, customized for each patient’s needs and desires.
We offer the latest diagnostic and treatment methods for all venous disorders, including a full-service, non-invasive vascular laboratory with state-of-the-art technology to accurately and comfortably diagnose circulatory disorders.
The Right People, The Right Place
Ninety-five percent of the procedures we perform take place right in our office. Sometimes a hospital setting is preferred due to insurance requirements, patient preference or the nature of complex procedures. In these cases, we can perform procedures in the ambulatory surgical suite conveniently located just below our office.
You’ll also be glad to know that most insurance plans are accepted by the Ellison Vein Institute, including Medicare
At the Ellison Vein Institute, we emphasize the importance of a complete vascular evaluation of the lower extremities.
We clearly understand the patient's need for caring professional attention from a highly qualified medical staff.
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