Endovenous Laser Therapy Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group -  - Vein Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group

Vein Specialist located in Beverly Grove & Santa Monica, Los Angeles, & Glendale, CA

With a success rate of about 98%, endovenous laser therapy is a highly reliable treatment for varicose veins. At Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group, serving Beverly Hills and the Greater Los Angeles area from office locations in Beverly Grove, Santa Monica, and Glendale, California, the experienced vascular experts perform endovenous laser therapy to make the veins disappear and ease the aching that comes with them. To schedule your treatment consultation, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Endovenous Laser Therapy Q & A

Patient getting endovenous laser therapy image

What is endovenous laser therapy?

Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) is a treatment for varicose veins that uses heat to make them close. 

Varicose veins develop when blood pools in your veins, usually in the legs, because the valves that carry blood back upward toward your heart become weak and can no longer do so. This causes the vein to expand and bulge. 

The team at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group numbs the area around the vein using local anesthesia, then inserts a thin laser fiber directly into the vein using ultrasound imaging for guidance and precision. 

Once the laser fiber is in the vein, the team directs laser energy to heat the vein from the inside, causing it to close. An EVLT procedure at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group takes 15-30 minutes, depending on your anatomy. 

What are the benefits of endovenous laser therapy?

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group recommends endovenous laser therapy to many patients with varicose veins. Along with its high success rate, the treatment offers notable advantages over other treatments and therapies for varicose veins. Benefits include:

  • No hospital stay
  • Fast recovery
  • No scarring
  • No stitches
  • Immediate return to work and activities
  • Eliminates aching and discomfort
  • Reduces risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Before your appointment, the team at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group makes sure endovenous laser therapy is a safe choice for your varicose vein treatment. 

They ask about your medications, whether or not you’re pregnant, and other relevant medical questions to ensure you’re a good candidate. 

How should I care for my legs after endovenous laser therapy?

Recovery is easy, pain-free, and fast after endovenous laser therapy. You can resume all of your regular daily activities right away, but there are a few details to keep in mind as the veins in your legs heal. 

The team at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group gives you a few easy-to-follow aftercare instructions. They may tell you to:

  • Wear compression stockings
  • Avoid air travel
  • Avoid standing for long periods
  • Go on walks throughout the day
  • Keep your legs elevated regularly
  • Clean and care for the catheter insertion site
  • Avoid hot tubs and saunas
  • Avoid intense exercise and heavy lifting

By following these instructions, you can reduce your chances of experiencing complications like an infection at the catheter site after your treatment. 

The team also encourages you to book follow-up visits after recovery so they can perform ultrasound imaging tests to check for blood clots and other possible internal problems. 

To learn more about endovenous laser therapy and schedule a consultation, call Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group or book an appointment online today.