What kind of anesthesia is used during EVLT?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 9 answers . 4 years ago

Is local, topical, or general anesthesia typically used during this procedure?

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

Local injection.

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

Local injection.


4 years ago by Providence Vein Center (View Profile)

Local Anesthesia.

4 years ago by Providence Vein Center (View Profile)

Local Anesthesia.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

Typically a local anesthetic is used such as lidocaine.? No other anesthetic is necessary.? The lidocaine is important for the entire procedure because it is also used to anesthetize the part of the vein being treated so that the heat from the laser is not a problem for the patient.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

Typically a local anesthetic is used such as lidocaine.? No other anesthetic is necessary.? The lidocaine is important for the entire procedure because it is also used to anesthetize the part of the vein being treated so that the heat from the laser is not a problem for the patient.


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

Local anesthesia.

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

Local anesthesia.


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

Most of my cases are performed using local anesthesia. A small percentage need a sedative. In my opinion, general anesthesia is not warranted for this procedure.

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

Most of my cases are performed using local anesthesia. A small percentage need a sedative. In my opinion, general anesthesia is not warranted for this procedure.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Local anesthesia (tumescent). There is no need for general anesthesia.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Local anesthesia (tumescent). There is no need for general anesthesia.


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

The anesthesia used for EVLT is local.

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

The anesthesia used for EVLT is local.


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

Local tumescent anesthesia is used. Some physicians may also give an oral sedative or pain medicatiion.

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

Local tumescent anesthesia is used. Some physicians may also give an oral sedative or pain medicatiion.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Just local anesthetic , Lidocaine, is used for pain control. This is the safest and most effective way to prevent discomfort. General Anesthesia is just not necessary and it ads additional risks. Topical anesthesia rarely can provide adequate anesthesia.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Just local anesthetic , Lidocaine, is used for pain control. This is the safest and most effective way to prevent discomfort. General Anesthesia is just not necessary and it ads additional risks. Topical anesthesia rarely can provide adequate anesthesia.

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