The endovenous laser procedure is a minimally invasive FDA approved treatment option for varicose veins. It is performed in the office using local anesthesia and usually takes less than an hour.
The Endovenous Laser Procedure is a minimally invasive FDA approved treatment option for varicose veins. It is performed in the office using local anesthesia and usually takes less than an hour.
AUsing ultrasound as a guide, a small catheter is inserted into the problem vein via a puncture near the knee. Using the catheter, a fiber is threaded to the upper end of the vein. As the fiber is withdrawn, it emits laser energy to close off the diseased vein. Compression stockings are worn for 5 days after the laser treatment.
There is very little discomfort with endovenous laser treatments, immediate relief of symptoms and patients resume normal activities the next day. After the vein is closed, healthy veins around the diseased vein take over and reestablish a healthier normal blood flow. Excellent long-term results, with only one treatment, can make the endovenous laser treatment an attractive choice for the treatment of your varicose veins.
Patients report feeling little, if any, pain during and after the procedure. Any discomfort is easily treated with over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen.
Patients report minimal to no scarring, bruising or swelling following the laser procedure since there are no incisions or stitches.
Many patients notice an immediate relief of symptoms such as pain, leg heaviness and fatigue. The full benefit of the procedure may take 1-2 weeks.
Patients report minimal to no scarring, bruising or swelling following the laser procedure.
During vein stripping, incisions are made in the groin and calf, and a stripper tool is threaded through the diseased vein, to pull the vein out of the leg. With the laser procedure, only one small puncture is made at the insertion site and the vein is then closed and left in place. This minimally invasive approach eliminates pain and bruising associated with vein stripping surgery.
TThe ELT procedure treats diseased veins only, which are not appropriate for bypass surgery. Physicians can use other healthy vessels should bypass surgery be necessary.
Medicare and most major health insurers cover the treatment of varicose veins. Our billing specialist can discuss your coverage further at the time of consultation.
Minimally Invasive Microphlebectomy is a modern surgical technique of permanently removing the damaged vein with long-lasting results.
Minimally Invasive Microphlebectomy is a modern surgical technique of permanently removing the damaged vein with long-lasting results. If your vein specialist does not perform Microphlebectomy, find one that does! After Laser Varicose Vein removal or prior to Advanced Sclerotherapy, Microphlebectomy is the final step to beautiful, pain free legs and many physicians do not perform this procedure.
Forget the long, painful recoveries and large scars you may have associated with traditional venous surgical procedures in the past. Not only is microphlebectomy cosmetically pleasing, leaving virtually no scars, it is performed on an outpatient basis and is covered by most insurance plans.
Dr. Beckett is meticulous about achieving the optimal results, and his goal is getting you back on your feet quickly and pain free. You’ll see a difference at Skin & VeinTherapies because we treat the underlying problem, not just the symptoms.
Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy is an advanced form of sclerotherapy. Dr. Beckett uses an ultrasound machine to guide precision injecting. The principle is the same as conventional sclerotherapy. The sclerosant is used to obliterate varicose veins that feed difficult persistent spider veins.
The new points in this technique are that when the microfoam mixture is injected into the veins, it can be traced using the ultrasound scanner. This enables treatment of veins that can’t be seen because they are below the surface of the skin and would otherwise require surgical removal. Using ultrasound improves the accuracy of the injection allowing these deep varicosities to be treated from the surface without surgical removal and the use of foam maximizes the effect of the sclerosing agent.