Did you know?
Treating varicose veins can now be done using an innovative, non-surgical procedure called endovascular laser therapy.
In the past, treating varicose veins required vein stripping, an invasive surgery that was followed by a hospital stay, a long recovery period and a less-than-acceptable aesthetic result. Now, with endovenous laser therapy, we are able to get rid of unsightly varicose veins with a simple procedure performed right in a doctor’s office. The patient is awake during the procedure and can walk out of the office immediately afterward.
Basically, the procedure uses laser energy to cause the varicose vein to collapse and dissolve. Since the superficial veins in which varicosities form are secondary to other more important veins located deeper in the leg, making them collapse and dissolve poses no health risk. The body simply compensates for the loss by redirecting blood flow to other healthy veins in the leg. The best part is that endovenous laser therapy causes only minimal discomfort, which means the patient can return to normal activities the same day.
We at Southeast Texas Vein Clinic are happy to announce that we now offer this new procedure, which is usually covered by medical insurance. So if you or someone you know is considering varicose vein treatment, call us today to set up an appointment.