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Endovenous Laser Ablation: Why it’s the preferred treatment for varicose veins

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The rise of Endovenous Laser Ablation to treat varicose veins

Since the introduction of Endovenous Laser Ablation in the late 1990’s, the treatment of varicose veins has evolved a lot, offering a highly effective and less invasive option. 

“Endovenous Laser Ablation avoids the bigger operations we used to do, making it less scary and much safer.” 

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Dr Nishath Altaf

Vascular surgeon Perth

We use a laser through a small cut near your knee or ankle. It targets and closes up the vein causing trouble, guided by ultrasound to make sure it’s precise and doesn’t hurt much. You only need local anaesthesia, and it’s all done pretty quickly. 

It’s not just patients and healthcare professionals recommending Endovenous Laser Ablation; Leading vascular societies across Europe and the US endorse this technique for its effectiveness and safety, making it a first-line treatment choice for varicose veins.

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How Endovenous Laser Ablation works

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVA) is a treatment that takes about 45 minutes. It starts with a tiny cut in your leg that doesn’t even need stitches. We use local anaesthetic to keep you comfortable.

Then, we put a very thin laser wire through this small cut, either near your knee or ankle. With the help of an ultrasound, which lets us see inside your leg, we make sure the laser is in the right spot. Once it’s all set, we turn on the laser. The laser heats up the bad vein and seals it shut. 

Using ultrasound to guide the process, this treatment is very effective, with 95% of patients seeing a big improvement in their symptoms.

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Benefits of Endovenous Laser Ablation

Endovenous Laser Ablation is a great choice for treating varicose veins because it offers many benefits, making the treatment process easier and more comfortable for patients. 

  • Minimally invasive: This means only a small cut is needed, so it’s less scary than big operations.
  • Quick recovery: You get better fast, so you can go back to your normal life sooner.
  • High success rate: Most people who have this treatment see great results.
  • Uses local anaesthetic: You’re awake during the procedure, which makes it simpler and safer.
  • Low risk of scars: You won’t have big scars to worry about after.
  • Less painful: It’s much more comfortable than older ways of treating veins.
  • Outpatient procedure: It’s done in my rooms, so you can go home the same day
  • Immediate symptom relief: Many people feel better right away.
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What to expect during recovery?

After Endovenous Laser Ablation, you can expect a fairly straightforward recovery. Typically, you’ll be able to walk immediately after the procedure and go home the same day. 

“It’s common to experience some bruising or slight discomfort in the treated area, but this usually subsides within a few days.” 

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Dr Nishath Altaf

Vascular surgeon Perth

We advise wearing compression stockings for a week or two to support healing. Most patients return to normal activities within a day, although I recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for a couple of weeks to ensure optimal healing. Follow-up appointments are crucial to monitor your progress. 

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