Several treatments can be used to close diseased veins, but one that we find particularly successful at Sutton Place Laser Vein Care is EVLA. EVLA stands for Endovenous Laser Ablation, and since its approval by the FDA in 2002, the success rates of the procedure have been staggering. This is a procedure that has been performed hundreds of thousands of times in countries all around the globe, creating a huge sample amount, and it has been found that EVLA is completely successful in vein closure up to 98% percent of the time after a 5 year follow up. What this means is that 98 out of every 100 people who receive this procedure still have their diseased veins successfully closed after the course of 5 years, which is particularly satisfying to those looking into how to get rid of varicose veins.
The former standard treatment for patients with diseased large veins was surgical vein stripping, but EVLA has nearly completely replaced this for diseased vein case. Unlike surgical vein stripping, EVLA requires no general anesthetic, no real downtime, and no long hospital stays that can disrupt your everyday life. Paired with the success rate, it’s no wonder why this is one particularly popular option for those looking to close diseased veins once and for all.
When it comes to how an EVLA procedure is performed, the entire process is actually quite easy. This is a procedure that takes as little as an hour, and it can be done right in the office without the need of travelling to a hospital or separate specialist. In cases of more than one large diseased vein, multiple veins can even be treated during the same session, and patients will still be able to walk in to our office and walk out with minimal downtime required. Because a local anesthetic is used, you can even take yourself to the office and back home if you should choose, and you’ll be able to be awake and aware throughout the entire procedure.
EVLA is a huge breakthrough in medical science when it comes to vein closure, and we at Sutton Place Laser Vein Care recommend this often for our patients looking to rid themselves of diseased and large varicose veins. To learn more about our EVLA procedure and what it can do for you, or to simply set up a consultation to see which treatment would be best for your veins, call us at Sutton Place today.