Does laser Varicose Vein Surgery diminish blood flow and supply in the legs?

Varicose Vein Surgery . 14 answers . 2 years ago

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2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

No, varicose vein surgery does not diminish blood flow and supply. These are superficial veins and therefore a minor player in venous return.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

No, varicose vein surgery does not diminish blood flow and supply. These are superficial veins and therefore a minor player in venous return.


2 years ago by Vein Center of Orange County (View Profile)

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.

2 years ago by Vein Center of Orange County (View Profile)

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.


2 years ago by The Vein Clinic (View Profile)

No, the blood flow to the legs is supplied through the arteries.

2 years ago by The Vein Clinic (View Profile)

No, the blood flow to the legs is supplied through the arteries.


2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

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.

2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

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.


1 year ago by The Vascular Institute at Teton Radiology (View Profile)

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.

1 year ago by The Vascular Institute at Teton Radiology (View Profile)

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.


2 years ago by Lubbock Vein Specialists (View Profile)

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.

2 years ago by Lubbock Vein Specialists (View Profile)

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.


2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

No. The laser closure procedure restores the normal blood flow out of the leg back to the heart.

2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

No. The laser closure procedure restores the normal blood flow out of the leg back to the heart.


2 years ago by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

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.

2 years ago by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

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.


2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

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.

2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

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.


2 years ago by Smith Vein Institute, LLC (View Profile)

No, it does not. In fact, it improves circulation as it resolves the problem of recirculated flow.

2 years ago by Smith Vein Institute, LLC (View Profile)

No, it does not. In fact, it improves circulation as it resolves the problem of recirculated flow.


2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

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.

2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

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.


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

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.

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

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.


2 years ago by The Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

We only do Endovenous laser ablation on veins that are incompetent and are no longer supplying blood efficiently.

2 years ago by The Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

We only do Endovenous laser ablation on veins that are incompetent and are no longer supplying blood efficiently.


2 years ago by Physicians Vein Clinics - Sioux Falls

No, you are only treating veins that do not function properly. Your blood will actually flow more efficiently if the procedures are done correctly.

2 years ago by Physicians Vein Clinics - Sioux Falls

No, you are only treating veins that do not function properly. Your blood will actually flow more efficiently if the procedures are done correctly.


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