Endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive procedure performed by Serrano Kidney and Vascular Access Center (KVAC) of California for the treatment of varicose veins. During the ELVT procedure a laser fiber is inserted through the skin and directly into the vein that is causing the bulgy, unattractive, and often painful varicose veins.
The laser heats the lining within the vein, damaging it and causing it to collapse, shrink, and eventually disappear. This laser vein surgery typically is used to treat the large varicose veins in the legs and takes less than 30 minutes to perform. The benefits to this type of varicose vein surgery are no scarring, more efficient blood circulation, a reduced chance of developing stasis ulcers and an improved confidence in one’s body image. Endovenous laser ablation recovery is quick and causes minimal pain. Most patients have almost immediate relief from symptoms and resume normal activities.