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Endovenous Laser Ablation in Bloomington, Indiana (IN)

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 Vascular Center and Vein Clinic of Southern Indiana

Dr. Ricardo Vasquez of Vascular Center and Vein Clinic is highly trained and eager to help patients overcome Bloomington varicose veins or spider veins at this clinic in Bloomington, Indiana. Vascular Center and Vein Clinic is fully equipped and has helped patients throughout the community find relief from these venous conditions using proven equipment and technology. A variety of treatments and procedures are available to help patients overcome Bloomington varicose veins and spider veins to help ensure patients have ample selection when seeking treatment.

Among the Bloomington varicose veins and spider veins treatments available at this facility are ambulatory phlebectomy, Asclera, compression stockings, endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, VNUS, varicose vein surgery and others. Patients may also discuss natural varicose vein remedies with a member of the medical staff. For more information about these and other treatment options, patients are encouraged to speak with Dr. Vasquez or a medical professional on staff.


Vascular Center and Vein Clinic of Southern Indiana
Toll Free: 812-496-4014
Ricardo Vasquez, MD
815 West Second Street
Bloomington, IN 47403


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