Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is a LASER closing procedure called LES-Vein©
LES-Vein© (Laser Endovenous Saphenous Vein) Procedure, sometimes referred to as Endovenous Laser Treatment and 'EVLA', is a treatment alternative to surgical stripping of the greater saphenous vein. A small laser fiber is inserted, usually through a needle stick in the skin, into the damaged vein. Pulses of laser light are delivered inside the vein, which causes the vein to collapse and seal shut. The procedure is done in-office under local anesthesia. Following the procedure a bandage or compression hose is placed on the treated leg. LES-Vein© treatment performed with a Dornier laser is FDA-approved for the treatment of the greater saphenous vein.
The Advanced Vein Care Center is one of the very few medical offices in the country specializing in LES-Vein© (Laser Endovenous Saphenous Vein) Procedure. We do all therapy in our office on an outpatient basis with the patient awake and able to resume normal activity immediately. LES-Vein© is a revolutionary treatment that almost eliminates the need for older surgical treatments for varicose veins and has a 97% success rate. Our advanced techniques enable patients to achieve the best medical and cosmetic outcome.
The LES-Vein© Procedure works!
When the valves are damaged, the large saphenous vein in the leg leaks venous blood under high pressure back into the small vein system causing varicose and spider veins to appear near the surface of the skin. By controlling the leaking of the high pressure blood through the valves of the saphenous vein, we can achieve a very high degree of success clearing unwanted veins from lower extremities.
We simply insert a small needle into a vein around the knee and then pass a tiny laser into the large leaky saphenous vein. Using the laser, we close the vein. Any discomfort is controlled locally and there is no need for general anesthesia.
Once we have the controlled large back pressure of venous blood through the LES-Vein procedure, we can then treat the small spider veins with much greater success than ever before.
Learn what some of our patients have reported to us about our LES-Vein procedure.