Endovenous Laser Therapy
Let the Vein Treatment Experts of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging get rid of your varicose veins without surgery.
Thanks to new laser technology, surgery is not necessary for successful varicose vein treatment. Advanced Diagnostic Imaging offers VenaCure EVLT™ laser varicose vein treatment — a far simpler, minimally invasive treatment. It requires no surgery, minimal downtime and no hospital stay. And it’s all done as an outpatient procedure in about 60 minutes.
How does VenaCure varicose vein treatment work?
The traditional surgical varicose vein treatment was stripping and ligation, a solution many patients found very painful — and one that required up to six weeks of recovery time.
During the VenaCure varicose vein treatment procedure, a laser fiber is inserted into the target vein through a tiny puncture site. The laser energizes the fiber as it is withdrawn from the vein. Energy emitted from the tip of the fiber causes only the treated vein to close, while the body automatically routes the blood to other healthy veins.
Is VenaCure varicose vein treatment right for you?
Please call the ADI office to set up a “first visit”. We’ll have you complete some simple forms and a Registered Vascular Technologist will perform a diagnostic ultrasound to determine if you’re a candidate for the laser procedure. When this has been established, a consultation with an ADI provider will be scheduled. Your medical history, symptoms an explanation of the procedure including benefits and risks will be more fully discussed during this visit. Please feel free to discuss any questions you may have with your provider at this time.
Our staff will work with your referring healthcare provider to receive pre-approval from your insurance company. When this process is complete, we’ll schedule your treatment and you’ll be on your way to having healthier, better-looking legs.
Please note that for varicose vein treatment can only be done on one leg at a time. If you have varicose veins on both legs, a future date will need to be considered.
How should I prepare for the procedure?
We’ll give you a complete set of instructions with information specific to your choice of sedation and other factors. We require that you make arrangements well in advance for someone to drive you to and from your appointment, which will take from 2-3 hours in total. The time of the actual procedure is roughly one hour.
What should I expect?
An interventional radiologist will perform the procedure under ultrasound guidance provided by a vascular technologist. The doctor starts by inserting a small needle into your vein around your knee and placing a guide wire and then a little tube into the needle and into the vein, guided by ultrasound. Then the laser fiber goes up inside the tube. The laser is activated and pulled out slowly, closing the varicose vein as it goes, in two to three minutes. Your blood automatically reroutes through your healthy veins.
What happens after the procedure?
After treatment, you will be escorted to a recovery room with cable television to be monitored briefly. We’ll give you complete instructions and schedule a 48 hour follow up exam for you. Within a short time, you can simply walk out of the office and resume your normal activities with only minimal restrictions such as not lifting heavy weights and wearing a compression stocking for a few weeks. Some people experience bruising, tenderness or muscle pull sensations for a week to 10 days after the procedure.
Where can I learn more?
For more in-depth information about varicose veins and why the VenaCure EVLT procedure (developed by AngioDynamics and Diomed) is so effective, visit www.venacure.com.
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