Varicose Veins (Endovenous Ablation) (Laser)
Varicose veins occur when blood flow through the leg goes in the wrong direction. The condition tends to run through families and is often made worse by pregnancy or if you spend a large amount of time standing up.
The veins in your leg feature a number of valves designed to help the flow of blood up to your heart. Varicose veins occur when these valves stop working properly and pump blood in the wrong direction.
An endovenous ablation (EVA) is a surgical procedure to alleviate the symptoms of varicose veins. After undergoing surgery your symptoms should improve dramatically.
Before considering surgery your doctor may recommend non-surgical solutions. In milder cases, it may be possible to treat the symptoms of varicose veins using support stockings. Some patients may also benefit from foam sclerotherapy, a procedure in which chemicals are injected to treat the veins.
The EVA procedure is a surgical operation that takes roughly 45 minutes to perform. The procedure can be conducted under general, local, or spinal anaesthetic, your doctor will recommend the correct anaesthetic option.
There are two forms of EVA procedure, a laser ablation and a radio-frequency ablation. The laser ablation technique involves inserting a catheter (tube) into the saphenous vein. A laser fibre is passed through the catheter until reaches the point at which the saphenous and deep veins meet. Laser energy will then be used to cause the saphenous vein to close.
Patients who undergo the laser EVA procedure should be able to return home the same day. Your doctor may recommend using support stockings for recovery. Unless otherwise informed, you should be able to return to normal activities immediately following the operation.
Regular exercise will ensure that you return to normal capabilities as quickly as possible. Before beginning a course of exercise consult your medical team for advice.
Most patients who undergo the laser EVA procedure make a full recovery. However, it is possible that varicose veins will return.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Vascular surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation. This varicose veins laser treatment is available at the One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire and the One Ashford Hospital in Kent.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Varicose Veins (Endovenous Ablation) (Laser) treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
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