Endovenous Ablation

Vein diseases like spider veins and varicose veins affect millions of people all across the globe. These diseases often cause an excruciating amount of pain in one’s leg, but there is no reason why you should continue to suffer when cutting edge treatments like an endovenous ablation are available right here in the Corpus Christi community.

What is An Endovenous Ablation?

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a minimally invasive technique used to treat venous diseases.

During this type of surgery, malfunctioning veins are closed through the use of a laser that is inserted into the vein through a catheter. Once the catheter is in proper position, a laser fiber extends to cauterize the vein and seal it shut. The blood is then rerouted through deep veins in the body, which removes pooling of the blood in lower extremities that often causes patients a great deal of pain.

An endovenous ablation is an outpatient procedure that does not even require a single stitch. Patients are able to complete the entire procedure here at Bay Cardiovascular Surgery with ease and convenience.

Common Uses

Most often, laser vein ablations are used to treat both spider veins and varicose veins. Endovenous ablations have proven to be very effective in alleviating painful symptoms of these vein diseases such as:

  • Swelling or itching
  • Skin irritation or sores
  • Inflammation of the vein
  • Leg cramps
  • Skin Discoloration

This method of treatment for both spider veins and varicose veins has become quite popular among patients for several reasons. Advantages of an endovenous ablation include:

  • A short procedure that lasts between 45-60 minutes
  • A high success rate
  • Minimal pain, scarring, bruising, or swelling

Recovery Time

In addition to an extremely short procedure, you can also expect a short recovery time with your endovenous ablation. Many patients experience immediate relief of painful symptoms and return to regular activities the day after their endovenous ablation. However, it is often advised to avoid strenuous activities for roughly 2 weeks after this procedure.

More Information From Bay Cardiovascular Surgery

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lofton N. Misick about your own endovenous ablation, please request an appointment online or contact our office at (361) 902-1722 today.