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No, varicose vein surgery does not diminish blood flow and supply. These are superficial veins and therefore a minor player in venous return.
Endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA) accomplishes the same goal as older vein stripping and chemical ablation (ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy) procedures - it eliminates the defective saphenous vein leaving all normal leg veins intact, thus improving the venous circulation, not diminishing it. EVTA is not surgery; it is a 30-minute out-patient procedure performed with a local anesthetic, allowing patients to return to normal activities almost immediately.
No, the blood flow to the legs is supplied through the arteries.
No, the treatment does not diminish blood flow and supply to the legs. The varicose veins are defective veins and do not provide proper flow and supply to the legs. The superficial veins only account for approximately 10% of blood flow. Circulation of blood will improve with those veins treated.
The laser ablation treatment is done on the superficial (surface) veins that are refluxing (not functioning normally). The blood then shunts down to the deeper systems. It improves the blood flow to the legs by getting blood into the working veins.
Endovenous laser therapy has no effect on the arterial flow or blood supply to the legs. It does change the venous outflow - most often improving it.
No. The laser closure procedure restores the normal blood flow out of the leg back to the heart.
If the deep veins are okay, there is no risk or danger of decreasing the circulation. Hopefully, venous ultrasound can help. Recent data suggest that even with deep vein issues, after closure of the superficial veins the risk of circulation issues is exceedingly low.
Varicose vein laser procedure, also known as EVLT is used to treat refluxing veins in the legs. The arteries in the legs, which bring oxygenated blood down to the legs is not touched. Therefore the blood supply to the legs is not affected at all. Where the EVLT procedure and any vein treatment procedure impacts your circulation is on the venous side. By eliminating the problematic vein, you will actually improve your venous return. This is why one of the most common comments that my patients tell me is that after their vein treatments, their legs feel lighter and more energetic.
No, it does not. In fact, it improves circulation as it resolves the problem of recirculated flow.
Arteries bring blood from the heart to the legs and veins return the blood from the legs to the heart. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the veins are not closing properly resulting in increased pressure in the leg
veins. Sealing these leaking veins in symptomatic patients actually improves circulation by reducing the pressure in the veins and reducing the complications of venous hypertension.
Laser treatment of leg varicose veins does not diminish blood flow to the legs and, in fact, it improves the venous blood return to the heart.
We only do Endovenous laser ablation on veins that are incompetent and are no longer supplying blood efficiently.
No, you are only treating veins that do not function properly. Your blood will actually flow more efficiently if the procedures are done correctly.