Karishma Vein Clinic is a renowned name in Pune for the treatment of varicose veins using the Endovenous laser (EVLT) technology. If you find any symptoms of a varicose vein you must meet with Dr Sanghvi, head surgeon at Karishma Vein Clinic for a consultation. To get the right diagnosis Dr Sanghvi may ask you to conduct few tests including the Color Doppler test. If the results are positive then you need just one single step to cure varicosity of the veins. Often, EVLT suits best in most of the cases.
EVLT is a mere 30-45 minute procedure and is performed under local anesthesia. During the EVLT procedure, the vein is accessed by percutaneously inserting introducers. Later, the laser filament is inserted through the introducer. Once the placement of laser filament is confirmed with the help of ultrasound, saline with lidocaine solution is infiltrated surrounding the vein. The laser is slowly withdrawn as it emits energy that closes veins shut. You may find very slight bruising after treatment, but it is not easily visible. When the procedure is complete the treated leg is bandaged with a compression stocking for at least a week. Endovenous laser treatment is the best way to treat varicose veins, as it also reduces potential post-operative infection.
It feels like a pinch, minor discomfort or pain when a local anesthesia is injected into the skin. You might also feel some pressure on your leg during the procedure. Inform doctor if the discomfort continues for long time.
Usually endovenous laser treatement does not lead to any complications, but any medical procedure involves risks and potential complications. Complications may become serious in some cases. Complications can develop during the procedure or your recovery. Following risks and complications can appear in the treatment:
You are an important member of your own healthcare team. The steps you take before your procedure can improve your comfort and outcome.
You can prepare for endovenous laser treatment by:
You may have soreness and inflammation after endovenous laser treatment. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications may relieve this. Check with your doctor before using OTC pain relievers and only take them as directed. Call your doctor if your pain gets worse or changes in any way because it may be a sign of a complication.
You will probably need to wear compression stockings after your procedure to stabilize your veins and help them heal. Your doctor may encourage you to walk frequently to encourage healing.
Recovery after surgery is a gradual process. Recovery time varies depending on your general health, your age, and other factors. Full recovery takes a few days to a few weeks.