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Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) is a non surgical, non scarring varicose vein treatment alternative that does not require general anesthesia or hospitalization, takes less than an hour to perform and provides immediate relief with little to no pain during the procedure. Laser energy is used to target and seal problem veins, which reduces or completely closes the vein, improving appearance and reducing pain and discomfort. To perform endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), a trained provider will use ultrasound imaging technology to map the veins in your legs and identify problem veins. A local anesthetic will be delivered, followed by the insertion of a thin laser fiber directly into the venous system. Ultrasound is used to guide the laser fiber into position and laser energy is delivered to the target area. This procedure generally takes less than one hour and is performed on an outpatient basis in a doctor's office. Patients will be encouraged to walk immediately after receiving endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) and will need to wear compression stockings for one week after the procedure. A follow up visit is required approximately one week after treatment to assess progress and determine if touch ups are needed. The cost of endovenous laser treatment will depend on your geographical location, the number of veins and treatment areas to be included and your EVLT providers individual fees. In some cases this procedure may be covered by medical insurance when required for the relief of painful symptoms often associated with varicose veins. To find out more about endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) and to determine if this is the right vein treatment option for you, contact a vein specialist in your area to discuss your options.
About Virginia Vein Care
Welcome to Virginia Vein Care!
Virginia Vein Care was founded to provide comprehensive treatment of venous disease. With a new location conveniently located across from Tyson’s Galleria, Virginia Vein Care offers patient-oriented state of the art care to patients suffering from varicose veins and all forms of venous disease.
We offer services for both medically necessary and cosmetic problems. If you are suffering from sore, painful legs or perhaps have a “heavy feeling” as if you have been on your feet all day, you may very well have venous reflux disease. In addition, venous reflux disease is responsible for the bulging, twisted veins commonly known as varicose veins. Unsightly spider veins are also a direct consequence of venous reflux disease, also known as venous insufficiency.
Many treatments for varicose veins relieve symptoms without curing the underlying venous reflux disease that causes varicose veins, spider veins and eventually leg ulcers. At Virginia Vein Care, Dr. Markovitz and his knowledgeable staff will determine and discuss with you the best treatment plan needed to eliminate unsightly varicose veins for good.
A comprehensive and painless ultrasound examination is essential to the accurate diagnosis of lower extremity venous disease. Our certified expert ultrasound technicians have years of experience and provide a “roadmap” for the proposed therapy. In the past, the treatment of varicose veins often involved hospitalization and a surgical procedure. This is no longer the case, as Virginia Vein Care now exclusively offers the VNUS ClosureFAST™ procedure, a new minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. The procedure is performed in our office and in most instances patients return to work the very next day.
Some patients have even had the procedure performed on their lunch break!
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