Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT)

In laser treatment vascular surgeon uses ultrasound to visualize the vein and a catheter inserted into your vein and a fiber or electrode is moved to the planned location within the vein through a small incision. Local anesthesia is given to the tissues surrounding the vein to collapse it around the fiber and act as insulation for the heat. The laser delivers short bursts of energy that heat up the vein and seal it closed and following the treatment, the infected veins will shrink and the scars down. Endovenous laser treatment is carried out usually under either local anaesthetic.


No surgical incision is made and only a small nick in the skin that does not need stitches. Ablation is more effective, has fewer complications, and is associated with much less pain during recovery compared to conventional methods. It is generally safe, precise and free of complications.

This ablation is a scar less procedure and catheter placement requires very small skin openings. Most of the veins treated are effectively invisible even by USG, months after the procedure. Patients are able to return to normal daily activities immediately and reoccurrence is very less.

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