Does Endovenous Laser Ablation hurt?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 12 answers . 4 years ago

Does this procedure hurt?

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

The procedure itself when done, properly is not painful when local anesthesia is propriately given prior to the procedure.. The injection of local does involve usually 2 or three injection of local which can cause some discomfort briefly until the local is fully given.

4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

The procedure itself when done, properly is not painful when local anesthesia is propriately given prior to the procedure.. The injection of local does involve usually 2 or three injection of local which can cause some discomfort briefly until the local is fully given.


4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

It is documented that laser ablation is more painful with more post-procedure bruising than VNUS Radiofrequency technology.

4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

It is documented that laser ablation is more painful with more post-procedure bruising than VNUS Radiofrequency technology.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

Endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive and minimally painful procedure. Most often the procedure is completed with patients awake because it is so easy to tolerate.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

Endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive and minimally painful procedure. Most often the procedure is completed with patients awake because it is so easy to tolerate.


1 year ago by Finesse Surgical Solutions (View Profile)

Endovenous ablation is performed using local anesthetic. This medicine is injected prior to the ablation. Although the injections are "aggravating" there is no pain during the actual ablation. There will be some soreness after surgery for 1-2 weeks.

1 year ago by Finesse Surgical Solutions (View Profile)

Endovenous ablation is performed using local anesthetic. This medicine is injected prior to the ablation. Although the injections are "aggravating" there is no pain during the actual ablation. There will be some soreness after surgery for 1-2 weeks.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Mild during the procedure. Moderate discomfort during recovery. Usually pretty well tolerated.

4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Mild during the procedure. Moderate discomfort during recovery. Usually pretty well tolerated.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

The procedure can be done with just a local anesthetic. In my opinion, it is not a painful procedure.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

The procedure can be done with just a local anesthetic. In my opinion, it is not a painful procedure.


4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Individual experiences vary depending on sensitivity to pain, anxiety, and other factors including the commitment of the treating physician to minimize pain. The local anesthetic injection causes discomfort which is well tolerated by nearly all patients. The actual needle stick to access the vein stings much like the discomfort of having an IV catheter started or a venipuncture for drawing blood. Usually, this is very brief. A small amount of pain for a great deal of gain for the vast majority of patients.

4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Individual experiences vary depending on sensitivity to pain, anxiety, and other factors including the commitment of the treating physician to minimize pain. The local anesthetic injection causes discomfort which is well tolerated by nearly all patients. The actual needle stick to access the vein stings much like the discomfort of having an IV catheter started or a venipuncture for drawing blood. Usually, this is very brief. A small amount of pain for a great deal of gain for the vast majority of patients.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

The procedure is "virtually" painless. You will feel some needle pokes from the anesthetic. Otherwise it is painless.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

The procedure is "virtually" painless. You will feel some needle pokes from the anesthetic. Otherwise it is painless.


4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

As part of the procedure it is necesary to apply local anesthetic to the treated vein. This is done using few injections of lidocaine. Most patient will describe it a minor discomfort. It is just limited to those few injections. Otherwise the procedure is very easy to tolerate.

4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

As part of the procedure it is necesary to apply local anesthetic to the treated vein. This is done using few injections of lidocaine. Most patient will describe it a minor discomfort. It is just limited to those few injections. Otherwise the procedure is very easy to tolerate.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

The actual lasering portion of the procedure should be painless since local anesthesia is injected around the vein. There are a few needle pricks felt during the insertion of the tumescent anesthesia. My experience has been that the entire procedure is well tolerated by even those with minimum pain tolerance.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

The actual lasering portion of the procedure should be painless since local anesthesia is injected around the vein. There are a few needle pricks felt during the insertion of the tumescent anesthesia. My experience has been that the entire procedure is well tolerated by even those with minimum pain tolerance.


4 years ago by Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida (View Profile)

The numbing medication hurts. The laser itself you should be numb for like when you get a filling at the dentist.

4 years ago by Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida (View Profile)

The numbing medication hurts. The laser itself you should be numb for like when you get a filling at the dentist.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Individual experiences vary depending on sensitivity to pain, anxiety, and other factors including the commitment of the treating physician to minimize pain. The local anesthetic injection causes discomfort which is well tolerated by nearly all patients. The actual needle stick to access the vein stings much like the discomfort of having an IV catheter started or a venipuncture for drawing blood. Usually, this is very brief. A small amount of pain for a great deal of gain for the vast majority of patients.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Individual experiences vary depending on sensitivity to pain, anxiety, and other factors including the commitment of the treating physician to minimize pain. The local anesthetic injection causes discomfort which is well tolerated by nearly all patients. The actual needle stick to access the vein stings much like the discomfort of having an IV catheter started or a venipuncture for drawing blood. Usually, this is very brief. A small amount of pain for a great deal of gain for the vast majority of patients.


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