Varicose veins are the result of weak or damaged valves in the veins, causing blood to pool. These veins appear “ropey” and thick, twisting and turning beneath the skin, often causing a significant amount of pain. Millions of men and women suffer from varicose veins – in fact, experts estimate that roughly half of all Americans suffer from some type of vein condition. Risk factors include medical and hereditary history, increasing age, hormonal changes, pregnancy, obesity, immobility and sun exposure.
Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
EVLT is a non-surgical, minimally invasive outpatient procedure to significantly decrease the recurrence of varicose veins. Using ultrasound guidance, one of our subspecialized radiologists will close off the varicose vein, naturally rerouting blood to healthier veins. 98% of patients report significant pain relief with lasting results – not to mention healthier looking legs. The procedure takes about an hour and is usually covered by insurance.