Does Endovenous Laser Ablation hurt?

Does this procedure hurt?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (12)


Answered by Finesse Surgical Solutions

Endovenous ablation is performed using local anesthetic. This medicine is injected prior to the ablation. Although the injections are "aggravating" there is no pain during the actual ablation. There will be some soreness after surgery for 1-2 weeks.

Published on Mar 27, 2013

Answered by Finesse Surgical Solutions

Endovenous ablation is performed using local anesthetic. This medicine is injected prior to the ablation. Although the injections are "aggravating" there is no pain during the actual ablation. There will be some soreness after surgery for 1-2 weeks.

Published on Mar 27, 2013


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

The actual lasering portion of the procedure should be painless since local anesthesia is injected around the vein. There are a few needle pricks felt during the insertion of the tumescent anesthesia. My experience has been that the entire procedure is well tolerated by even those with minimum pain tolerance.

Published on Oct 01, 2010

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

The actual lasering portion of the procedure should be painless since local anesthesia is injected around the vein. There are a few needle pricks felt during the insertion of the tumescent anesthesia. My experience has been that the entire procedure is well tolerated by even those with minimum pain tolerance.

Published on Oct 01, 2010


Answered by Laser Vein Center

Individual experiences vary depending on sensitivity to pain, anxiety, and other factors including the commitment of the treating physician to minimize pain. The local anesthetic injection causes discomfort which is well tolerated by nearly all patients. The actual needle stick to access the vein stings much like the discomfort of having an IV catheter started or a venipuncture for drawing blood. Usually, this is very brief. A small amount of pain for a great deal of gain for the vast majority of patients.

Published on Aug 22, 2010

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Individual experiences vary depending on sensitivity to pain, anxiety, and other factors including the commitment of the treating physician to minimize pain. The local anesthetic injection causes discomfort which is well tolerated by nearly all patients. The actual needle stick to access the vein stings much like the discomfort of having an IV catheter started or a venipuncture for drawing blood. Usually, this is very brief. A small amount of pain for a great deal of gain for the vast majority of patients.

Published on Aug 22, 2010


Answered by Miller Vein

The procedure is "virtually" painless. You will feel some needle pokes from the anesthetic. Otherwise it is painless.

Published on Jul 22, 2010

Answered by Miller Vein

The procedure is "virtually" painless. You will feel some needle pokes from the anesthetic. Otherwise it is painless.

Published on Jul 22, 2010


Answered by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Individual experiences vary depending on sensitivity to pain, anxiety, and other factors including the commitment of the treating physician to minimize pain. The local anesthetic injection causes discomfort which is well tolerated by nearly all patients. The actual needle stick to access the vein stings much like the discomfort of having an IV catheter started or a venipuncture for drawing blood. Usually, this is very brief. A small amount of pain for a great deal of gain for the vast majority of patients.

Published on Jul 20, 2010

Answered by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Individual experiences vary depending on sensitivity to pain, anxiety, and other factors including the commitment of the treating physician to minimize pain. The local anesthetic injection causes discomfort which is well tolerated by nearly all patients. The actual needle stick to access the vein stings much like the discomfort of having an IV catheter started or a venipuncture for drawing blood. Usually, this is very brief. A small amount of pain for a great deal of gain for the vast majority of patients.

Published on Jul 20, 2010


Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

The procedure can be done with just a local anesthetic. In my opinion, it is not a painful procedure.

Published on Jul 19, 2010

Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

The procedure can be done with just a local anesthetic. In my opinion, it is not a painful procedure.

Published on Jul 19, 2010


Answered by Heart and Vein Center

As part of the procedure it is necesary to apply local anesthetic to the treated vein. This is done using few injections of lidocaine. Most patient will describe it a minor discomfort. It is just limited to those few injections. Otherwise the procedure is very easy to tolerate.

Published on Jul 19, 2010

Answered by Heart and Vein Center

As part of the procedure it is necesary to apply local anesthetic to the treated vein. This is done using few injections of lidocaine. Most patient will describe it a minor discomfort. It is just limited to those few injections. Otherwise the procedure is very easy to tolerate.

Published on Jul 19, 2010


Answered by Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

The numbing medication hurts. The laser itself you should be numb for like when you get a filling at the dentist.

Published on Jul 19, 2010

Answered by Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM (View Profile)

The numbing medication hurts. The laser itself you should be numb for like when you get a filling at the dentist.

Published on Jul 19, 2010


Answered by Innovative Vein

Endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive and minimally painful procedure. Most often the procedure is completed with patients awake because it is so easy to tolerate.

Published on Jul 18, 2010

Answered by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

Endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive and minimally painful procedure. Most often the procedure is completed with patients awake because it is so easy to tolerate.

Published on Jul 18, 2010


Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Mild during the procedure. Moderate discomfort during recovery. Usually pretty well tolerated.

Published on Jul 16, 2010

Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Mild during the procedure. Moderate discomfort during recovery. Usually pretty well tolerated.

Published on Jul 16, 2010


Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

The procedure itself when done, properly is not painful when local anesthesia is propriately given prior to the procedure.. The injection of local does involve usually 2 or three injection of local which can cause some discomfort briefly until the local is fully given.

Published on Jul 16, 2010

Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

The procedure itself when done, properly is not painful when local anesthesia is propriately given prior to the procedure.. The injection of local does involve usually 2 or three injection of local which can cause some discomfort briefly until the local is fully given.

Published on Jul 16, 2010


Answered by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale

It is documented that laser ablation is more painful with more post-procedure bruising than VNUS Radiofrequency technology.

Published on Jul 16, 2010

Answered by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

It is documented that laser ablation is more painful with more post-procedure bruising than VNUS Radiofrequency technology.

Published on Jul 16, 2010


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