Endovenous Laser Treatment, or EVLT™, a significantly less invasive procedure, is the varicose vein treatment preferred by Dr. Miguel Gomez at the Houston Vein Institute.
What is EVLT™?
EVLT™ is a targeted laser treatment delivered through a fine fiber-optic probe inserted into the vein. Heat from the laser permanently closes the varicose vein, which diverts blood flow to stronger, healthy veins thus eradicating the bulging vein. EVLT™ can be mildly painful so patients receive a local anesthetic before treatment.
EVLT™ treatments last approximately half an hour and leave no visible scarring. Most patients resume normal activity immediately upon leaving the office but the doctor may suggest a waiting period before participating in any vigorous activities. Over-the-counter painkillers will effectively treat any post-operative soreness. Patients may be prescribed compression hosiery for up to two weeks after surgery.
EVLT™ is a minimally invasive procedure that does carry some minor risks like redness and tenderness of the skin, infection at the site of incision, soreness, bruising, or mild numbness. There is almost no risk from the laser, but patients are required to wear safety glasses to protect their eyes.
Take the next step to restore your health. Call 713.932.6251 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gomez to discuss EVLT™ as a possible treatment for your varicose veins.
*Medical insurance may cover the cost of treatment.
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