Technology

At the Brooklyn Varicose Vein Center, we take great pride in utilizing the most advanced laser systems available, including the VenaCure EVLT Endovenous Laser System. VenaCure EVLT Endovenous Laser System helps us to provide the highest quality of care and safety in removing Spider and Varicose veins, through it’s unique wavelength and it’s patented Laser Fiber Protection System (LPS).

 

The Procedure

Until recently, the removal of varicose veins required the actual stripping of the vein – a surgical procedure that requires an overnight hospital stay, a painful recovery period – and possible scarring from incisions and post-operative infections.
The FDA-cleared Endoluminal Laser Ablation of the Greater Saphenous Vein (ELAS) procedure may sound complicated – but it’s actually a very quick, one-time, minimally invasive therapy, which causes little or no side effects and has shown to be highly effective in eliminating varicose veins.

During the 45-minute procedure, the involved area of your leg is anesthetized and a thin laser fiber is placed into the affected vein. Your physician will then deliver laser energy via the fiber to damage and eventually eliminate the vein. This relieves the varicose leg pain as well. Once the laser energy has been applied, the fiber is removed and a compression bandage is put on your leg. Walking immediately following the procedure is encouraged, and normal activities can be immediately resumed.

The VenaCure EVLT procedure treats the source of unsightly varicose veins with no hospital stay, minimal-to-no scarring, no lengthy recovery and minimal-to-no side effects. In less than an hour, you can be free from bulging, twisted varicose veins and back to enjoying your everyday activities. The VenaCure EVLT procedure is safe, fast, and effective. With VenaCure EVLT procedure by AngioDynamics you can show off your legs again. We invite you to use this website to learn about vein disease, compare varicose vein removal treatment alternatives, hear what other patients and the media are saying, and then, if you think you’re a candidate, find a local physician trained in performing the VenaCure EVLT procedure.

The VenaCure EVLT system uses targeted laser energy to seal the vein shut and help you look and feel better fast.

Men, women and even children, including light- and dark-pigmented individuals, can be successfully treated. Your skin is cooled with ice or a cold compress (in some cases a topical anesthesia) to minimize the mild heat sensation. The length and number of procedures vary, depending on your particular circumstance, but usually last between 15 and 30 minutes each and are normally done in one, two or three appointments.

Side effects are uncommon and usually minimal. Patients often experience a slight redness following treatment – but this goes away within a few days. Our doctors will clearly explain what to expect and provide detailed instructions for you following treatment.

 

Advantages:

  • Treatment in less than an hour.
  • Can be performed in the doctor’s office.
  • Up to 98% success rate.
  • Immediate relief of symptoms.
  • Return to normal activity immediately – with little or no pain.
  • No general anesthesia or hospitalization.
  • Minimal-to-no scarring.
  • Typically is covered by insurance.

 

Here’s what to expect from the VenaCure EVLT procedure:

  • Your doctor uses ultrasound to map out your vein.
  • Local anesthetic is applied.
  • A thin laser fiber is inserted through a tiny entry point, usually near the knee.
  • Laser energy is delivered to seal the faulty vein.
  • Walking immediately after the procedure is encouraged. Normal daily activity can be resumed; just avoid rigorous activities such as gym workouts.
  • There may be minor soreness and bruising. Any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers as necessary.

These absorption characteristics result in a safer and more effective treatment for both spider and varicose veins.