Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA / EVLT)
Endovenous laser ablation or treatment (also known as EVLA or EVLT accordingly) is a minimally invasive internationally acknowledged endovenous treatment of varicose veins with a laser catheter. The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes. Laser catheter is connected to a generator which closes the vein with local heating and directs the blood to flow through healthy veins. You are allowed to leave the clinic right after the procedure.
The procedure is done under local anaesthesia – no general anaesthesia is used.
What happens during EVLA procedure?
Before the procedure the vein needing treatment is marked under ultrasound guidance. Visible varicosities may also be marked if phlebectomy is planned.
To freeze the skin a small injection is used and the vein is cannulated just below the knee. Through the cannula laser catheter is inserted up to required height. The correct position of the probe is checked with ultrasound and further local anaesthetic will be injected around the vein again guided by ultrasound.
The generator then creates heat energy to seal the vein up from inside. This takes just a few minutes. The patient should not feel anything during the treatment. Once the vein has been sealed, the probe is removed.
Getting up after endovenous laser ablation
Recovery after endovenous laser ablation is quick. You can return to your usual daily activities on the same day,
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