Endovenous laser ablation
Is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat varicose veins, particularly those affecting the great saphenous vein.
Preparation: Stay hydrated and avoid caffeine.
Local Anesthesia: The treatment area is typically numbed with a local anesthetic to ensure the patient's comfort during the procedure.
Catheter Insertion: A thin catheter is inserted into the affected vein through a small incision, usually near the knee or ankle.
Laser Fiber Insertion: A laser fiber is threaded through the catheter and positioned within the targeted vein.
Laser Energy Delivery: The laser is activated, and energy is emitted along the length of the catheter. This laser energy heats and closes the vein, causing it to collapse.
Closure Confirmation: The closure of the treated vein is confirmed through ultrasound imaging to ensure the effectiveness of the procedure.
Benefits & Results
* Minimally Invasive
* High Success Rate
* Reduced Recovery Time
EVLA is highly effective for treating larger varicose veins, especially those arising from the great saphenous vein.
The procedure provides both symptomatic relief and cosmetic improvement.
Consultations are covered under OHIP, otherwise the price is $150.
Ultrasounds can be requested (covered by OHIP).
The price for one leg is $3,800 or $6,200 for both legs.