Will endovenous laser ablation really destroy the greater saphenous vein?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 7 answers . 4 years ago

Is that going to affect my circulation?

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

It permanently closes the vein this will improve the circulation in the leg if the vein is dysfunctional.

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

It permanently closes the vein this will improve the circulation in the leg if the vein is dysfunctional.


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

Yes that is the purpose. If the vein is bad your circulation should be improved.

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

Yes that is the purpose. If the vein is bad your circulation should be improved.


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

Yes, endovenous ablation destroys the treated vein. You must understand that this is an abnormal vein with reflux that is the cause of your varicosities and symptoms. By ablating the poorly function vein, venous blood is re-routed to the deep venous system which hopefully functioning well. This improves your venous circulation and that is why symptoms improve.

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

Yes, endovenous ablation destroys the treated vein. You must understand that this is an abnormal vein with reflux that is the cause of your varicosities and symptoms. By ablating the poorly function vein, venous blood is re-routed to the deep venous system which hopefully functioning well. This improves your venous circulation and that is why symptoms improve.


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

Ablation of a saphenous vein which refluxes actually improves the venous circulation of blood out of the leg by eliminating the downward leak of blood through the saphenous vein.

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

Ablation of a saphenous vein which refluxes actually improves the venous circulation of blood out of the leg by eliminating the downward leak of blood through the saphenous vein.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

When the great saphenous vein is refluxing (leaking) it causes pooling of blood in the lower extremity. By ablating it, the venous circulation improves and relieves the pooling.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

When the great saphenous vein is refluxing (leaking) it causes pooling of blood in the lower extremity. By ablating it, the venous circulation improves and relieves the pooling.


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

Endovenous ablation does destroy the saphenous vein by heating the wall of the vein causing it to clot and ultimately be reabsorbed by the body. After this is done, the blood in the leg is pushed into the deep veins as the muscles contract. This should actually improve your venous circulation.

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

Endovenous ablation does destroy the saphenous vein by heating the wall of the vein causing it to clot and ultimately be reabsorbed by the body. After this is done, the blood in the leg is pushed into the deep veins as the muscles contract. This should actually improve your venous circulation.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

There are more than 54000 miles of veins, capillaries and arteries in the body. Ablating the saphenous vein therefore has little effect on your circulation except for relieving you of venous reflux.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

There are more than 54000 miles of veins, capillaries and arteries in the body. Ablating the saphenous vein therefore has little effect on your circulation except for relieving you of venous reflux.


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