During endovenous laser therapy, the saphenous vein
that runs along the inner thigh is minimized. This is done by inserting a laser
fiber into the vein through a thin needle hole located in the skin. The laser
is then heated along the vein, causing the walls of the vein to collapse and
Treated with Endovenous Laser Therapy:
Endovenous laser therapy is used in cases of
varicose veins due to saphenous vein incompetence and associated symptoms, such
as burning, swelling, cramping and aching.
Non-surgical alternatives to endovenous laser
therapy include exercise, weight loss, dietary changes, elastic support
stockings, elevating legs and avoiding prolonged standing or sitting. Surgical
alternatives to the procedure include radiofrequency occlusion, laser surgery,
sclerotherapy and varicose vein surgical ligation and stripping.
with Endovenous Laser Therapy:
Endovenous laser therapy is performed with local
anesthesia in the vein.
Complications from Endovenous Laser Therapy:
Possible risks following endovenous laser therapy
include tenderness, infection, blood clots, bruising, burns, numbness and a
negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience nerve
after Endovenous Laser Therapy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
endovenous laser therapy is good.