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

No More Painful Vein Stripping, Quick Recovery

Do 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 for you to do something about it with an endovenous laser procedure. 

As a result, Dr. Thomas Wright approaches vein problems in a comprehensive, step-by-step process. First, he performs an examination to diagnose venous insufficiencies. For this procedure, he uses painless, noninvasive ultrasound mapping. Consequently, this gives the doctor images of the veins and shows him their capabilities. If he finds the venous reflux of the saphenous vein, he ablates the vein 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 the diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic vein problems.

That is to say, Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) and Radiofrequency Ablation are treatment alternatives to surgical stripping of the greater saphenous vein. However, that surgery and its involved nature are now outdated. Instead, with endovenous laser ablation, the doctor inserts a small fiber into a pre-numbed area and introduces it into the damaged vein. In other words, he delivers pulses of energy inside the vein. This causes the vein to collapse and seal shut. The doctor does this procedure in-office under local anesthesia and it is comfortable. After the procedure, he places a bandage or compression stocking on the treated leg to facilitate fast closure of the treated vein.

Certainly, 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. Therefore, treating vein disease in this stepped approach allows for more effective and durable results. Furthermore, the cost of endovenous laser treatment is less than that of vein stripping.