What Is Laser Varicose Vein Removal Procedure?

Jan 01, 2020
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What Is Laser Varicose Vein Removal Procedure? Vein Doctor Answers

Varicose veins are large protruding blood vessels with excessive blood that branch out in a twisted form. They’ve been described to look like large tree trunks or like a dense mass of knotted and twisted ropes.

Varicose veins occur because of an underlying circulatory disorder known as chronic venous insufficiency. This is a condition in which your vein valves collapse, which causes blood to flow in your leg veins. Over time, the accumulation of blood in your veins leads to spider veins, varicose veins, and other complications like leg ulcers, skin disease, and deep vein thrombosis.

If you go online, you can find a lot of varicose vein home treatment YouTube videos or varicose veins natural treatment YouTube videos.

Home treatments generally include wearing compression stockings and exercising — this will help improve blood circulation but it doesn’t treat varicose veins or the underlying venous insufficiency.

Furthermore, anything you find under “varicose veins natural treatment YouTube” is generally a work of fiction. You may have people recommend treatments like apple cider vinegar, essential oils, or witch hazel — there’s no scientific evidence to support that any of these procedures work.

You should also avoid looking for information from varicose vein surgery YouTube videos because surgical procedures have fallen out of favor. They’re not as effective as modern minimally invasive treatments and they have a high risk of complications and side effects like deep vein thrombosis and infections.

If you have varicose veins, you must consult a vein doctor who specializes in minimally invasive procedures like endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, and VenaSeal. You can also find some great minimally invasive varicose veins treatment YouTube videos that highlight just how simple, painless, and safe these procedures are.

In this article, we discuss the laser varicose vein removal procedure, EVLT procedure YouTube, and other varicose vein treatments.

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT Procedure YouTube)

Endovenous Laser Ablation is a minimally invasive and non-surgical varicose vein removal procedure in which the vein doctor uses laser energy to destroy the affected saphenous vein and restore blood circulation to the heart.

During the procedure, the vein doctor injects local anesthesia and creates an incision on the surface of the skin. An endovenous laser is then directed into the diseased saphenous vein through the incision and under ultrasound guidance. The vein doctor delivers anesthetic fluid to the walls of the vein to protect the surrounding tissues and then activates the laser energy. This generates an inflammatory reaction that collapses the affected saphenous vein, thereby restoring blood circulation to the heart. The diseased vein eventually hardens and gets absorbed by the body.

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EVLT procedure causes minimal pain or discomfort, though it’s normal to feel some post-procedural soreness. The procedure concludes within an hour with no downtime so you can resume your daily activities immediately. You can even go for the procedure in your work lunch break and then resume work. It also doesn’t leave any scars and there’s a negligible risk of side effects.

The only drawbacks are that you can’t do any heavy exercises for a week after the treatment, though you’re still encouraged to walk and move your legs frequently. It’s also slightly more painful than other minimally invasive procedures for varicose veins.

Endovenous laser ablation procedure costs between $2,000 to $7,000 and most of it can be covered by insurance because it’s a medically necessary procedure.

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While endovenous laser ablation is an extremely effective procedure, it’s not the most recommended procedure because it causes more post-procedural pain and discomfort than a few other treatments. The following are some other minimally invasive varicose vein treatments your vein doctor may consider.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is the most effective and safest varicose vein treatment out there. During this procedure, the vein doctor creates an incision on the surface of your skin and inserts a catheter that generates heat energy to collapse the diseased saphenous vein. The accumulated blood reroutes to deeper veins, restoring blood circulation to the heart.

Like the EVLT procedure, this treatment also addresses the underlying vein disease and has a high success rate of 97%. It is non-surgical, causes minimal pain or discomfort, and it concludes within an hour with no downtime.

VenaSeal

VenaSeal is an advanced varicose vein treatment in which the vein doctor injects a medical adhesive into the diseased saphenous vein. This vein glue fuses the vein walls, essentially turning it into a scar tissue that eventually gets absorbed by the body.

This procedure doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort, is completely safe, and it concludes within an hour with no downtime. However, this procedure is still new and has recently been approved by the FDA, so you won’t get insurance coverage for it.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a procedure in which the vein doctor creates incisions on the surface of the skin to manually remove the superficial varicose veins.

This procedure is also minimally invasive and safe but it only removes the symptomatic varicose veins and doesn’t treat the underlying disease.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy procedure YouTube is only used to treat spider veins — not varicose veins or the underlying vein disease.

During the procedure, the vein doctor injects a sclerosant solution into the spider veins to fuse their walls and turn them into scar tissues that eventually get absorbed by the body, thus reducing the appearance of spider veins on your skin.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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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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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 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. 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. 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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