Endovenous Laser Ablation
For very large veins, sclerotherapy is ineffective in closing down the vein. In these cases the veins may be treated by endovenous laser ablation. A laser fibre is inserted into the diseased vein through a small incision in the skin. The correct placement of the fibre in the correct vein is confirmed with ultrasound. The fibre is then heated and withdrawn slowly, causing the vein to shrink and close down.
You are awake through this procedure. There are some needle pricks but the discomfort is generally well tolerated and some local anaesthetic is used in the area to be lasered.
This procedure is performed in Dr Marksâ€™ rooms in Adelaide.
Contact usÂ today at the Brighton Day Surgery to make an appointment for a Â consultation with Dr Lisa Marks