Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

No More Painful Vein Stripping, Quick Recovery

Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) before & after vein treatmentDo your legs ache? Are they tired or restless? Do they swell or burn after standing for a period of time? Or maybe you just don’t like how they look? Now is the time to do something about it.

Dr. Thomas Wright approaches vein problems in a comprehensive, step-by-step process. First, an examination to diagnose venous insufficiencies is performed using painless, noninvasive ultrasound mapping. This gives the doctor images of the veins and shows their capabilities. If venous reflux of the saphenous vein is found, the vein is ablated using a procedure called Endovenous Laser Treatment or Radiofrequency Ablation.

Blood Flow Improvement from EVLT by Dr. Wright

Advances in modern laser technologies and vein therapy have made treatment of varicose and spider veins more effective than ever. Venous insufficiency is a serious medical issue; left untreated it can cause significant medical complications. Most insurance companies will pay for diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic vein problems.

Endovenous Laser Treatment and Radiofrequency Ablation are  treatment alternatives to surgical stripping of the greater saphenous vein. That surgery and its involved nature are now outdated. Instead, with endovenous ablation, small fiber is inserted into a pre-numbed area, and introduced itno the damaged vein. Pulses of energy are delivered inside the vein, which causes the vein to collapse and seal shut. The procedure is done in-office under local anesthesia and is comfortable. Following the procedure a bandage or compression stocking is placed on the treated leg to facilitate rapid closure of the treated vein.

Dr. Wright performs an ablation of the largest vein causing of the vein problems before proceeding to treat the smaller refluxing (dilated and leaking) veins downstream. Treating vein disease in this stepped approach allows for more effective and durable results.