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 Center for Vein Restoration
Dr. Luis Dibos of The Center for Vein Restoration has helped patients throughout Towson, Maryland find relief from varicose veins and spider veins through Towson vein treatments. Both of these venous conditions may lead to embarrassment or self-consciousness due to the unsightly nature of the conditions, while varicose veins may even cause pain and heaviness in the legs. Not surprisingly, many individuals suffering from these conditions seek Towson vein treatment to find relief at trustworthy clinics such as The Center for Vein Restoration.
There is a variety of Towson vein treatments awaiting patients who seek treatment at this facility. Some of those available include ambulatory phlebectomy, compression stockings, ELVeS, endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, pharmacomechanical thrombolysis, radiofrequency occlusion, varicose vein surgery, Veinwave and VNUS. Patients may also receive venous reflux exams at this facility. For more information about this facility and the treatments available, patients should speak with Dr. Dibos.