Endovenous Laser Ablation in New York, New York (NY)

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 Columbia Endovascular Associates/Interventional Radiology

 Columbia Endovascular Associates/Interventional Radiology is an office-based full-service interventional radiology practice of Columbia University Medical Center. All of the physicians in the practice are Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology and subspecialty certified in Vascular and Interventional radiology. We specialize in all aspects of vascular and venous disease and are able to perform a variety of diagnostic and minimally invasive procedures designed to identify and treat vascular problems such as varicose veins, spider veins and others. For varicose veins and spider veins, we offer the full spectrum of care from consultation to ultrasound diagnosis to treatment, including endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins and injection sclerotherapy for spider veins. Additional services offered include aesthetic facial injections including Botox and dermal fillers (ex., Juvederm). We also offer a large variety of minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of:

  • Venous blockages
  • Peripheral Vascular disease including, angioplasty and stent placement
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Dialysis access
  • Venous ports for chemotherapy
  • Liver tumor treatments with chemoembolization
  • Drainage procedures and drainage catheter maintenance including kidney and liver catheters, and biopsies of all types including breast, liver, and thyroid.
  • Conscious sedation is available if needed.
Columbia Endovascular Associates recently received official accreditation status by the American Association of Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF) for office based surgery.


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