Varicose Vein Laser Treatment
Varicose veins are blue veins on the legs that can worsen to pain in the legs, swelling, skin darkening and even open wounds on the feet.
Traditionally, varicose veins were treated by open surgery called Surgical Stripping of varicose veins. This is an open surgery and an invasive procedure.
The current standard of care for Varicose Veins treatment is Endovenous Ablation. This involves placing a device within the vein and sealing it from the inside. This is done via a small needle very much like an IV line needle placed within the appropriate vein in the leg.
Ablation can be carried out using Laser or Electrical Energy ( RFA ). Laser ablation is the most common method of treatment. The cost of laser treatment varies from center to center depending on type of device used and other factors.
At Vein Center, we use the latest generation 1470 nano meter wavelength radial firing laser fiber. This gives a uniform closure of the vein and cuts down operation time drastically.
Varicose Veins laser treatments are covered by medical insurance. For personal insurance policies, the wait period is typically 3 years from the time of inception of the policy. There is no waiting period for corporate insurance policies.
Any consultations and tests done within 30 days of the procedure, which are relevant to the treatment are also covered by insurance and can be completely reimbursed.
Please call us or write to us about your varicose veins queries and our team will definitely help you.
You may have it, your parents or grand parents or friends may have it. It is very distressing to see our loved ones in pain. This wound just does not heal, no matter what cream you apply over it. Your loved one might be having a Venous Ulcer. This venous ulcer is caused by long standing varicose veins.
These people rarely get the treatment that they require. It is our endeavor to educate patients about this disease and to treat them with least discomfort.
Laser or RFA Ablation of Varicose veins is a new non invasive method to treat this disease. Our Vein Center specializes in treating this condition by Laser or RFA or even Sclerotherapy.
Here is an example of how this treatment works for a typical patient :
Varicose Ulcer at presentation
This gentleman came with a non healing ulcer on his leg. On Ultrasound Doppler examination, it was seen that he had a Sapheno-femoral junction reflux. He was treated by Laser Ablation for Varicose Veins. His symptoms started to get better and at the 3 week follow up, the ulcer had already started to decrease in size.
Same gentleman at 3 week follow up. Notice that the size of the ulcer has reduced.
At the 90 day follow up visit, the ulcer had healed completely.
90 Day follow up : the Varicose Ulcer has healed completely
You can get similar care for yourself / your loved one too. We care for your health.
Come for a Free Varicose Ulcer Screening Camp. We conduct Consultation and a Screening Doppler Ultrasound for patients with symptomatic Varicose Veins.
To Register SMS : ” Vein Camp” to 56677 and our representative will call back to book an appointment.
Deep vein thrombosis is a surprisingly common disease that causes blood clots in the leg veins. These clots can break off and can clog the veins of the lungs and can be fatal.
What causes DVT ?
- Prolonged immobilization, a bedridden patient.
- Lack of exercise
- Certain hereditary factors
- Syndromes like May-Thurner’s
Do I need treatment ?
- YES ! , Ilio-Femoral DVT needs to be treated actively by an Interventional Radiologist.
How do I treat it ?
- All patients with suspected DVT undergo a Doppler Ultrasound to look for the level of DVT, know which veins are affected. If it is an Ilio – Femoral DVT, IR management is advised.
- We place an IVC filter to strain out clots and prevent them from clogging the lungs.
- The leg vein is accessed and clots are sucked out via special tubes called catheters.
- Clot busting medicines are injected right into the clot.
How does an Interior Vena Cava Filter work ?
Very much like your regular tea strainer, just that it is small enough to be delivered with a 2 mm diameter tube and expands to occupy the inside of the IVC when released.
This is one particular type of filter, called Optease by Cordis.
Do I need to take any blood thinners ?
- Yes, blood thinners to keep your INR between 2 – 3 are a must.
I was told blood thinners are the only treatment, why do we need to treat this way ?
- Treating Ilio-Femoral DVT by endovascular methods prevents post thrombotic syndrome, which causes a lot of discomfort.
Have Further Qestions ?
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or just SMS “Vein” to 56677 ( India Only )