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  • Advanced Vein Treatment

  • Up to 40 percent of women and 25 percent of men are diagnosed with varicose veins. Traditionally, surgery was the best treatment option. Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT™), an alternative, uses ultrasound guidance and laser to seal veins and eliminate protrusion.

     

    How it works

    The twisted bulging that causes discomfort results from faulty valves in the veins. As blood flows through the veins to the heart, stop valves are supposed to prevent the blood from flowing backwards as gravity pulls it down. If the valves don't close properly, blood pools in the vein, forcing the walls to enlarge and bulge. EVLT uses targeted laser energy to seal the affected vein shut. When the vein is sealed, blood is diverted to healthier veins.

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    Advantages of EVLT:

    • The treatment can be done in less than an hour.
    • It can be performed in a doctor's office.
    • In most cases, there is an immediate relief of symptoms.
    • Patients can return to normal activity immediately with little or no pain.
    • No anesthesia or hospitalization is required.
    • There is no scarring as a result of the procedure.

     

      

     For more information or an initial consultation with a board-certified physician, please call 401-444-5184.

     

     

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