Endovenous Laser Ablation for Venous Insufficiency


Venous insufficiency can cause many symptoms in the legs including aching and pain in the legs, heaviness, tired legs, itching, burning, cramping and throbbing, restless legs and ankle and leg swelling.

Ankle and leg swelling are a hallmark of venous insufficiency. Swelling of the feet and toes are due to secondary lymphedema (acquired form).

The treatment options for venous insufficiency involving the great and lesser (small) saphenous veins include vein stripping and ligation, which should be relegated to the surgical history books as there are MUCH BETTER treatment options. 

Better and minimally invasive options for venous insufficiency include laser ablation (EVLT, EVLA, EVL, ELVeS), radiofrequency ablation (VNUS Closure or Venefit Procedure), chemical ablation with Varithena and glue ablation (VenaSeal). 

Varithena and VenaSeal may or may not be covered by medical insurance. 

You can read my ebooks (2 books) about venous insufficiency and laser ablation for venous insufficiency for free on my website. 

Endovenous ablation has no downtime and is a very safe procedure.
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Buffalo Phlebologist