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Endovenous Laser Ablation Questions

Can Endovenous Laser Ablation be done after a knee replacement?
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My husband had 2 knee replacements and gets frequent cellulitis in his leg that has poor circulation. Is the Edovenous Laser Ablation procedure safe in these circumstances? Will it help reduce getting celluliti... Read more
What qualifications are required for a specialist performing endovenous laser ablation?
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I'm interested in having the procedure done. What should I look for in a specialist? What kind of training and/or degrees are required to be qualified to perform vein procedures? Read more
How many times can you do EVLT on same leg?
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I had 3 laser surgeries done on left leg in 2006.It helped tremendously.I had much pain swelling etc. off and on for years until I did this.Well now I have some new vein problem in same leg.Right now I have sup... Read more
How long does it take to see results after EVLA?
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I have had pressure/tightness behind my knee, along with swelling in my calf for two years. My vascular dr. said that I had reflux from my great saphenous vein and recommended ablation. I had it done five days ... Read more
Is Microphlebectomy always needed after EVLT ?
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How long should I wait to see if the veins in my calf will diminish after EVLT? I would like to avoid Microphlebectomy if possible, but will have it done if necessary ? Read more
What are the pros and cons of having EVLA now versus later?
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An ultrasound shows I have 5mm-7mm varicosities in my calf w/ reflux. I am mildly symptomatic (heavy, achy). Do I have endovenous laser ablation now, or wait until it gets worse? I would like to hear pros and c... Read more
Will I be able to drive home after endovenous laser ablation?
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What is recovery like for the first 24 hours after the procedure? Read more
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Why do my feet feel tingly after endovenous laser ablation?
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After having endovenous laser ablation performed on both legs, the skin on the arches of my feet feel tingly. Why is this happening? What can I do about it? Read more
How long is the recovery for an endovenous vein ablation procedure?
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I have an appointment with a vein specialist in a few weeks to discuss whether the compressions stockings helped or not (wore them for 3 months). I have reflux in both legs, taking almost 6 seconds for the valv... Read more
My ankles started to swelling a week after endovenous laser ablation, is this normal?
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I had endovenous laser ablation a week ago on my right GSV. Everything started out fine, until my ankle started to swell when standing. I went to my doctor and he explained that this is normal. Is it? He gave m... Read more
Is it normal for my foot and leg to cramp after endovenous laser treatment?
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Six weeks ago I had an endovenous laser treatment on the saphenous vein in my left leg. While I've been walking OK, I tend to get cramps/hot sensation in my foot and leg, especially at night. Is this normal? Read more
Ankle redness and pain after EVLT
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I had an ablation done on my right gr. saph. vein 1 month ago. Symptoms before were swelling with the gr.saph. vein and others. After having the ablation, I still have some swelling, pain, and also redness ar... Read more
If ablation is done on the saphenous vein, are there other veins that may be used for future heart operations?
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I have not had any heart problems other than high blood pressure, but family members have had heart catheters and heart surgery. I have leaking valves in the saphenous vein. If ablated, can other veins be us... Read more
Can one have EVLT done while pregnant or trying to get pregnant?
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Is it possible to have my veins treated with EVLT and phlebectomies and possible foam sclerotherapy now if I am planning to get pregnant again in the future? Do I have to wait until I decide not to have more ch... Read more
Can EVLT make your legs look worse?
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Is it possible for EVLT to make your legs look worse after the procedure? Read more
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