Endovenous Laser Ablation
Now that summer is officially here, many people are wondering about a simple, effective procedure known as Endovenous Laser Ablation to get rid of unsightly varicose veins. This procedure is minimally invasive and can be done over your lunch hour. There is no recovery time and, little, if any, discomfort. The best part is many insurance companies cover the cost of Endovenous Laser Ablation. We can tell you all about it during your FREE screening. Just call us to set up an appointment.
Endovenous Laser Ablation works like this: Anesthetic is applied to the treatment area on the skin. Then an experienced physician at Physicians Vein Clinics makes a slight incision and inserts a thin catheter into the vein. With ultrasound assistance, the catheter is guided up the great saphenous vein. Then, the inside of the vein is heated, and the heat seals the vein closed. Once the vein is closed, other healthy veins re-route blood and the vein dissolves.
The non-invasive laser procedure has been proven up to 98% effective, with rare cases of reoccurrence. You may feel a slight “pulling” sensation along the treated vein for a few days. For best results, we do recommend wearing compression stockings during the day for the first two weeks following treatment.
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About The Author: Lornell E. Hansen II, MD, is one of the area’s leading experts in laser technology and vein disorders. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology and is board certified in the treatment of venous disorders. Dr. Hansen is the owner and medical director of Physicians Vein Clinics in Sioux Falls, SD and Sioux City, IA.