Endovenous laser treatment is a minimally invasive, in-office treatment alternative to surgical stripping of the great saphenous vein. Instead of removing the saphenous vein, it is sealed closed in place. The skin on the inside of the knee is anesthetized and a small laser fiber is inserted through a needle stick into the damaged vein. Pulses of laser light are delivered inside the vein, which causes the vein to collapse and seal shut.
This procedure is done in-office under local anesthesia. Following the procedure a bandage or compression hose is placed on the treated leg. Patients are able to walk immediately after the procedure and most individuals are able to return to work the next day. Endovenous Laser Treatment is FDA-approved for the treatment of the greater saphenous vein.
Possible complications of endovenous laser treatment are thermal skin burns and transient numbness.
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