Medical technology has advanced so dramatically over the last century that now things that people once thought were science fiction as far as the medical field was concerned are a reality. There have been tremendous advancements in the field of venous insufficiency. Just a few decades back, the only option for dealing with venous insufficiency was a very invasive surgery referred to as vein stripping. The surgery required months of recovery time and often failed after just a few years.
Thankfully, the days of this intensive surgery being the only option for individuals suffering from venous insufficiency have disappeared. EVLT (endovenous laser therapy) offers substantial benefits for patients who want to treat this condition in a simple, effective and minimally-invasive way.
The EVLT (endovenous laser therapy) procedure was pioneered by interventional radiologists. These are doctors who focus on imaging while at the same time creating minimally-invasive treatments. This treatment is designed to cause an incompetent, superficial vein to collapse. It has been effectively used to treat things like varicose veins.
The procedure uses laser energy, which is passed through the problematic vein. As the laser goes to work, it closes the vein. Eventually, the damaged vein completely dies, is absorbed into the body and eventually disappears.
There are multiple benefits to using this procedure. One of the biggest benefits is the fact that there is no surgical incision and no visible scar. Individuals who had the vein stripping surgery performed can attest to the fact that at times the surgery left behind scars that were worse in appearance than the vein they sought to remove.
Unlike invasive surgical procedures that had a high recurrence rate, EVLT (endovenous laser therapy) has a very high success rate, specifically about 98 percent. This means that most patients have the procedure done one time, and they never have to think about it again.
Safety is another big concern that patients have when dealing with vein problems. Endovenous laser therapy addresses the safety concerns. It is extremely safe and has very little to no complications. It is also a relatively fast procedure, allowing patients to return to most of their normal activities the very same day. This could not be said of the invasive surgical procedures that were use a few years ago.
For individuals with varicose veins or other venous insufficiencies, this procedure may be a life changer. Make an appointment at Canada Vein Clinics to learn more about how this treatment can benefit you. Our offices are located in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Kawartha Lakes, Halifax, Dartmouth and Moncton. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for EVLT.