VenaCure EVLT treatment is the most current most effective and shortest down time available yet to eliminates unsightly varicose veins with no hospital stay, minimal-to-no scarring, no lengthy recovery and minimal-to-no side effects. In less than an hour, you can be free from bulging, twisted varicose veins and back to enjoying your everyday activities. The VenaCure EVLT procedure is safe, fast, and effective. With VenaCure EVLT treatment by AngioDynamics you can show off your legs again. The VenaCure EVLT system uses targeted laser energy to seal the vein shut and help you look and feel better fast. EVLT is an outpatient procedure that involves a Doppler ultrasound waves to identify the source of major varicose veins. The vein is collapsed and using laser energy delivered from a thin laser fiber placed within the specific veins. The length of the vein is frozen with local anesthetic to eliminate discomfort and protect surrounding tissue from excess heat. Removal of affected area of poor circulation will in effect cause improvement of the symptoms of fatigue and heaviness in the area. With the inherent complications associated with any medical procedure only minimal complications have been experienced with the EVLT procedure. EVLT has been showed to have shorter recovery period, lower costs and no scarring associated with the procedure in comparison with surgery. Patients are usually fitted with Class 2 graduated compression stocking and or bandages for up to 3 weeks. Duplex ultrasound is used during follow-up to assess the success of the treatment and if there is a need for additional sclerotherapy one session is covered at no charge but there is a charge for additional sessions. Cost of procedure and further information about this treatment is available in a free consultation with Dr. Malik.
Depending on your severity and varicose vein classification you may require surgery. Varicose vein stripping and cutting is a much more invasive treatment with a fair bit of down time to recover. This procedure is becoming rarer but is still an option. As advances in technology and preventative measures increases less and less patients need this procedure. This procedure however would be done in hospital and would be recommended by the Surgeon in his studies of your ultrasound results.