Endovenous Laser Ablation

A scientifically proven medical plan.

In normal veins, valves in the vein keep blood moving forward toward the heart.With varicose veins, the valves do not function properly, allowing blood to remain in the vein. This causes pooling of blood in the vein and thus the vein becomes enlarged. Dr. Patel is able to diagnose varicose veins based on the appearance.Treatment is often provided to improve the appearance of the legs and is most often covered by insurance.

Without treatment, varicose veins become worse and more painful over time. Varicose vein treatment has come a long way. With laser science it’s less invasive and no longer requires a hospital stay.

Endovenous laser ablation is performed in our Des Plaines clinic. A laser fiber is inserted through the skin and into the vein that is cause the bulge and the pain. The laser heats the vein, damaging it and causing it to collapse and eventually disappear all together. The procedure is done with local anesthetic and typically takes less than 30 minutes to perform.