What is Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT)

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT) is a minimally invasive state-of-the-art treatment that is used to address varicose veins. With a shorter recovery time than vein-stripping procedures and results that give patients the opportunity to have more youthful, healthy looking and feeling legs, EVLT is one of the most common and effective treatments used by the physicians at AVT

EVLT consists of an initial consultation where patients discuss their treatment plan with one of AVT’s skilled physicians. On the day of the procedure, our friendly staff greets patients and carefully prepares their leg. During the treatment, a thin fiber that emits a wave of light is inserted into the unhealthy vein. This causes it to close and be absorbed into the body’s tissue, and the blood to be rerouted to healthier veins over time. A local anesthetic is all that is required for comfort and a compression sock must be worn for two weeks post procedure.

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