EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment)
Endovenous Laser Treatment uses a highly concentrated beam of light, referred to as a laser to treat venous insufficiency, which is the cause of varicose veins. Medical lasers work by delivering this energy to the diseased tissue with a precision that prevents damaging surrounding tissue. Lasers have been proven for their safety and effectiveness in different types of medical procedures over many years.
In endovenous laser treatment, a very thin catheter (fiber) is inserted into the affected vein through a small incision in the skin. A laser light is emitted through the fiber, and as the fiber is pulled back through the vein it delivers correct amount of energy to seal the vein closed. The veins that are closed are referred to as “superficial” veins that handle relatively small amount of the body’s blood flow. The blood is automatically routed to other, healthy veins, and the symptoms of venous insufficiency are resolved.