TREATING SAPHENOUS VEINS WITH ENDOVENOUS LASER TREATMENT (EVLT)
This method of treating saphenous veins is quick and minimally invasive. It leaves no scar, because only a tiny incision is required in order to insert a thin sheath and a small laser fiber into the vein. This procedure is performed under a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area, similar to the method used by dentists.
The entire procedure takes less than 1 hour, and most patients are able to return to work the next day, as long as they avoid strenuous physical activity. Complications are rare and minimal. Finally, recent studies reveal that laser treatment provides superior results.
The cost is not covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec, but many insurance companies reimburse part or all of the ultrasonography fees.
Doctor Larose uses the most advanced technology and equipment during this procedure, including the Dornier D1470, which has a wavelength of 1470 nm instead of the traditional 940 nm. This results in even less pain and bruising for the patient.