Overview of Varicose Vein Laser Surgery

Jan 01, 2020
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Overview of Varicose Vein Laser Surgery | According to Vein Doctor

Varicose veins can be described as large protruding blood vessels that appear in the form of a thick and knotted mass of ropes or like tree trunks. Varicose veins are caused by an underlying circulatory disorder known as venous insufficiency.

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition in which your vein valves collapse, which causes blood to accumulate in your leg veins. This eventually leads to the accumulation of blood in your leg veins, which leads to vein dilation and the formation of varicose veins and spider veins, amongst other vein diseases.

You should generally avoid varicose vein surgery as a treatment because surgical procedures are risky and complicated. Thanks to modern medicine, varicose veins treatments are now minimally invasive, painless, and safe.

Varicose vein laser surgery, also known as endovenous laser treatment, is a minimally invasive procedure in which the vein doctor uses laser energy to collapse the underlying diseased vein and treat vein disease and varicose veins.

In this article, we will give you an overview of varicose vein laser surgery and some alternative minimally-invasive varicose veins treatments.

Endovenous Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins

As mentioned previously, endovenous laser treatment is one of the best minimally invasive varicose veins treatments. This is a procedure in which the vein doctor uses the heat from a laser to reduce the appearance of varicose veins, thus rerouting the accumulated blood to healthier veins.

Preparation for Endovenous Laser Treatment

The following are the steps involved in the preparation for endovenous laser treatment:

  • Your vein doctor will examine your symptoms, discuss your goals, and run a diagnostic test called duplex ultrasound to identify the underlying vein disease.
  • The vein doctor will discuss your health history. If you have a history of deep vein thrombosis or other bleeding disorders, you should reveal that.
  • Disclose which medications you’re currently taking, especially if you’re on aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood-thinning medications.
  • Reveal all of your allergies.
  • If endovenous laser treatment is suitable, your vein doctor will discuss the procedure with you so you can mentally prepare yourself.
  • You may have to sign a consent form for the procedure.
  • Don’t eat or drink for about 8 hours before the procedure.
  • The vein doctor may administer a sedative to help you relax.
  • Make sure someone can drive you home after the procedure.
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Endovenous Laser Procedure

The entire endovenous laser treatment is an in-office procedure and it doesn’t require hospitalization. The procedure generally concludes within an hour and you can resume your daily activities immediately after.

The following are the steps involved in the varicose vein laser surgery:

  • The vein doctor will numb a specific area in your thighs so they can create an incision.
  • The vein doctor will insert an endovenous laser through the incision under ultrasound guidance until it reaches the diseased saphenous vein.
  • Tumescent anesthesia will be injected along the length of the diseased saphenous vein. This is done to protect the surrounding tissues from damage.
  • The vein doctor will activate the catheter to generate laser energy that will disrupt the vein walls. The vein will collapse and the accumulated blood will reroute to healthier veins.
  • Regular blood circulation to the heart will resume.
  • The diseased vein will harden and eventually get absorbed by the body.

Endovenous Laser Treatment After Care

  • You must walk for about 30 to 60 minutes after the procedure. This is done to facilitate smooth blood circulation.
  • You must have someone else drive you home.
  • Place an ice pack to reduce the swelling.
  • Keep the incision site out of water for two days.
  • Wear compression stockings for approximately one week.
  • Keep your legs elevated while sitting.
  • Walk regularly and stay active but don’t run or lift anything heavy for about two weeks.
  • Call you vein doctor if you see signs of infection like redness, fluids leaking, or if you notice new swellings.

Advantages of Endovenous Laser Treatment

  • Minimally invasive and non-surgical.
  • Minimal pain or discomfort experienced.
  • High success rate of 97%.
  • Negligible risk of side effects and complications.
  • No hospitalization is necessary.
  • Concludes within an hour.
  • No downtime.

Risks or Side Effects of Endovenous Laser Treatment

The following are some of the potential side effects of endovenous laser treatment:

  • Mild pain or soreness over the vein.
  • Bleeding.
  • Bruising.
  • Redness or swelling.
  • Changes in skin color.
  • Burns.

In extremely rare circumstances, you may also experience complications like infection, nerve damage, or deep vein thrombosis. But the risk of these complications is negligible.

Best Varicose Veins Treatments

Endovenous laser treatment is one of the most effective varicose veins treatments but it causes more post-procedural pain and discomfort than other minimally invasive treatments. The following are some of the other ideal varicose veins treatments.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure in which the vein doctor channels heat energy through a catheter to collapse the diseased vein and restore blood circulation to the heart.

VenaSeal

VenaSeal is a procedure in which the vein doctor injects a vein glue of medical adhesive into the diseased saphenous vein. This vein glue seals the vein walls, thus essentially shutting it down so the accumulated blood may reroute to healthier veins and restore blood circulation.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Drexel College of Medicine

Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

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Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

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Dr. Calvin Jung

New York University

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
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Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
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Simon
Smith MD

NJ Vein Specialist
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
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Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
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Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
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Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
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