Will I be able to drive home after endovenous laser ablation?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 8 answers . 4 years ago

What is recovery like for the first 24 hours after the procedure?

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Generally I prefer the patient to have a ride, but I've had patients drive themselves as well.

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

Generally I prefer the patient to have a ride, but I've had patients drive themselves as well.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein

Many physicians require that you are driven home after the procedure.? This is precautionary.? If you are sedated for the procedure you certainly should have a driver.? Without any sedation, you may be able to drive at the discretion of your doctor.? Recovery is typically very easy, with most patients returning to normal activities the day of the procedure.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

Many physicians require that you are driven home after the procedure.? This is precautionary.? If you are sedated for the procedure you certainly should have a driver.? Without any sedation, you may be able to drive at the discretion of your doctor.? Recovery is typically very easy, with most patients returning to normal activities the day of the procedure.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Only if you have not taken any pain or sedative medication.

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

Only if you have not taken any pain or sedative medication.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

Many physicians require that you are driven home after the procedure.? This is precautionary. If you are sedated for the procedure you certainly should have a driver. Without any sedation, you may be able to drive at the discretion of your doctor. Most of my patient dont receive any sedation and they can drive home after the procedure. Recovery is typically very easy, with most patients returning to normal activities the day of the procedure.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Many physicians require that you are driven home after the procedure.? This is precautionary. If you are sedated for the procedure you certainly should have a driver. Without any sedation, you may be able to drive at the discretion of your doctor. Most of my patient dont receive any sedation and they can drive home after the procedure. Recovery is typically very easy, with most patients returning to normal activities the day of the procedure.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

I recommend having someone drive you home.

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

I recommend having someone drive you home.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

It's safest to have someone drive you. You can drive the next day. Recovery is quick, you can expect bruising for two to three weeks.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

It's safest to have someone drive you. You can drive the next day. Recovery is quick, you can expect bruising for two to three weeks.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

If the procedure is done with only tumescent anesthesia then you would be able to drive yourself home. If any type of oral sedation or pain medicine is given then someone else should drive you home. Since this is a procedure, if you can find someone to drive you home, then this would be the best approach. For the first 24 hours there is very little discomfort. Usually there is redness over the areas lasered and some drainage from the tumescent anesthesia.

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

If the procedure is done with only tumescent anesthesia then you would be able to drive yourself home. If any type of oral sedation or pain medicine is given then someone else should drive you home. Since this is a procedure, if you can find someone to drive you home, then this would be the best approach. For the first 24 hours there is very little discomfort. Usually there is redness over the areas lasered and some drainage from the tumescent anesthesia.


4 years ago by Health Qare Associates of Northern Virginia

If you get sedation with the procedure, you can not drive yourself home. If you opt to have the procedure dine with only local anesthesia, you may be able to drive home depending on the physical exam of you performing physician. But in general, it is better to plan for a ride home.

4 years ago by Health Qare Associates of Northern Virginia (View Profile)

If you get sedation with the procedure, you can not drive yourself home. If you opt to have the procedure dine with only local anesthesia, you may be able to drive home depending on the physical exam of you performing physician. But in general, it is better to plan for a ride home.


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