Varicose veins aren’t solely a cosmetic concern. They can cause pain, discomfort, and over time, potentially serious health complications. Traditional surgical options can be invasive and require significant downtime. However, here at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, we’re a team of providers that provide a minimally invasive solution — endovenous laser therapy.
Endovenous laser therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser energy to treat varicose veins. We insert a small optical fiber through a needle into the problem vein under ultrasound guidance. The laser delivers a precisely dosed level of energy to the vein wall, causing it to collapse and close. Your body naturally absorbs the treated vein over time. The result is smoother looking legs. Read on for the top five advantages of this procedure.
One of the major benefits of EVLT is that it's minimally invasive. We perform endovenous laser therapy under local anesthesia. You won’t have to worry about large incisions. This minimally invasive approach significantly reduces the discomfort and risks associated with other types of varicose vein removal procedures.
EVLT can be performed quickly, typically in less than an hour, in the comfort of our Carolina Heart and Leg Center practice. Most patients can resume their normal activities almost immediately following the procedure.
While long-standing varicose vein removal methods still provide successful outcomes, endovenous laser therapy surpasses them, and does so with less pain and fewer complications.
Patients generally experience little to no discomfort during the EVLT procedure. Any minor soreness or bruising that may occur postprocedure is typically short-lived. Also, because the procedure uses targeted laser energy, the risk of damage to surrounding tissues is minimized.
While the visible improvement of your legs is a significant advantage, the potential health benefits of EVLT are even more advantageous. By treating varicose veins, EVLT can alleviate symptoms such as pain, swelling, and heaviness in the legs, as well as reduce the risk of more serious complications associated with varicose veins.
Given that varicose veins can cause significant health issues, many insurance providers cover EVLT. The team at Carolina Heart and Leg Center can assist you in understanding your coverage and any potential out-of-pocket costs.
At Carolina Heart and Leg Center, we’re committed to providing comprehensive care for our patients with varicose veins. We’re a team of skilled physicians dedicated to ensuring our patients receive the most effective, personalized care.
Endovenous laser therapy is just one of the many cutting-edge services we provide to address vein health. If you're dealing with the discomfort and aesthetic concerns of varicose veins, we invite you to learn more about the benefits of endovenous laser therapy here at Carolina Heart and Leg Center.