Some commonly asked questions about Endovenous Laser Treatment are:
Why would I need endovenous laser treatment?
Endovenous laser treatment is a highly effective, minimally invasive technique for treating varicose veins that are unsightly or cause discomfort. Varicose veins frequently develop in people’s legs as they age because the valves in the veins aren’t working as they should.
Most people dislike having varicose veins because of the way they spoil the appearance of their legs. However, varicose veins can also cause other symptoms if they reach an advanced stage, including:
These large, uncomfortable varicose veins are more likely to contain blood clots that could cause thrombosis in the deep veins, leading to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Endovenous laser treatment is a safe, effective way to eliminate these problem varicose veins.
What does endovenous laser treatment feel like?
You can have endovenous laser treatment without sedation, but being sedated during the procedure ensures you feel calm and sleepy, and aren’t aware of any pain. The team at Tinsley Surgical includes an anesthetic nurse who specializes in providing IV sedation for patients, a service that isn’t available at most practices.
Endovenous laser treatment takes about an hour, and then you spend an hour in recovery to make sure the sedative wears off properly. Afterward, you can go home and carry on with life as usual.
You need to keep a compression bandage on your legs for the first week after your endovenous laser treatment and see the team at Tinsley Surgical after a week, so they can check your progress.