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Varicose Vein Treatment, Removal in West Palm Beach, FL

EVLT (ENDOVENOUS LASER TREATMENT)

Endovenous Laser Treatment has become the gold standard for varicose vein treatment. EVLT uses laser uses laser energy, a high concentrated beam of light. A thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a small incision. The laser’s energy is used to target the tissue with extreme precision. The tissue reacts with the light energy causing the vein to close and seal shut. The blood is then routed to other healthy veins.

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Why is Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) Beneficial?

  • Relief from painful varicose veins
  • No hospital time required
  • Better blood circulation
  • A very short procedure
  • Relatively pain free

Does the Procedure Take Long?

It is a short procedure taking 30-45 minutes.

Is the Procedure Painful?

You should experience little if any pain during and after the procedure. What’s great about this procedure is that it leaves no scars and has very minimal pain after the procedure is done. Minor bruising and soreness can be treated with over the counter pain medications.

How Long Does Recovery Take?

Recovery doesn’t take long because it is such a minimally invasive procedure, you should be walking and resuming normal activity the same day as the procedure.

Are There Risks?

The risks for this procedure are minimal, you may experience Phlebitis which is redness and soreness of the skin but it is very mild in nature and can be alleviated with over the counter medications. . Dr. Navarro will review any potential dangers in detail at your consultation and answer any questions you may have.

AMBULATORY PHLEBECTOMY

Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a method in which a doctor removes varicose veins from the surface of your legs. The way it is performed is simple, tiny incisions are made just above the varicose vein from which the vein will be removed after local anesthesia is injected into the skin. The incisions are so tiny that stitches are not needed, the varicose veins will collapse so they can fit through the small incisions.

Why is Ambulatory Phlebectomy Beneficial?

  • No stitches
  • No hospital time required
  • Minimally invasive
  • Local anesthesia used
  • Relatively pain free

Does the Procedure Take Long?

As an in office procedure it shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes to an hour because each vein has to be removed one by one.

Is the Procedure Painful?

Local anesthesia will be used so pain during the procedure should be minimal to none, even after the procedure compression stockings will be worn which will lower any amount of discomfort you may feel.

How Long Does Recovery Take?

Walking and even biking a few days after your procedure is encouraged, it gets the blood flowing, reduces the pressure in your veins and can prevent blood clots from forming.

Are There Risks Involved?

Typical bruising and swelling will go down in a matter of days especially with the use of compression stockings, otherwise risks are minimal.