The new gold standard in vein care: Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) in Manhattan

Laser energy is simply a concentrated beam of light. The use of lasers has advanced medical care dramatically since the 1960s. Today, endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) is quickly becoming the go-to method to resolve varicose veins. Manhattan surgeon, Dr. Michael Nguyen, offers this safe, effective option at Vein Institute & Pain Centers of America.

The procedure

The doctor begins by creating a precise ultrasound map of the path of the vein. Only local anesthetic is needed to numb the treatment area. Then the doctor inserts a thin laser fiber into the diseased vein, through a tiny entry point. The fiber emits a carefully controlled dose of laser light as it is pulled back through. Vein walls react to the energy by constricting and sealing. As the blood flow is naturally re-routed to deep, healthy veins, the superficial varicose vein dies and is eventually absorbed by the body.

You are encouraged to resume walking and normal activities right after the procedure. You may have some soreness or slight swelling, but it is easily managed with non-aspirin over-the-counter medications, and it lasts only a few days.

Benefits of EVLT

  • No general anesthesia.
  • No sutures; usually no visible scarring.
  • Minimally invasive.
  • The procedure is well-tolerated, with little discomfort.
  • No downtime.
  • Mild, temporary side effects.
  • Immediate relief from symptoms.
  • High long-term success rate (up to 98 percent).
  • Covered by most insurance plans.

Drs. Nguyen, Khimani, and So understand that each patient is unique – his or her veins, legs, lifestyle, schedule, and budget. At Vein Institute & Pain Centers of America in Manhattan, vein care is never one-size-fits-all. You can count on a customized treatment plan from our broad offering of services, including endovenous laser treatment (EVLT).

Are you ready to learn more about modern choices in vein care? Call (212) 810-9525 to schedule an appointment.

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