Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment in St. Louis
An Effective Varicose Vein Treatment
Do your legs ache? Are they tired, restless or heavy? Do they swell or burn after standing for a period of time? Do your veins bulge and feel warm? Or maybe you just don’t like how they look? Now is the time to do something about it. Advances in modern laser technologies and vein therapy have made treatment of varicose veins more effective than ever. Venous insufficiency is a serious medical issue; left untreated can cause significant medical complications. Most insurance companies will pay for treatment of your symptomatic vein problems.
Dr. Thomas Wright approaches vein problems in a comprehensive, step-by-step process. First, an examination to diagnose possible venous insufficiencies is performed using ultrasound mapping. If venous reflux of the saphenous vein is found, the vein is ablated using a procedure called Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT).
Dr. Wright’s vein treatment results are undeniable, check out his before and after pictures.
Endovenous Laser Treatment is a treatment alternative to the old solution of surgical stripping of the greater saphenous vein. During EVLT, a tiny laser fiber is inserted, usually through a needle stick in the skin, into the vein using local anesthesia to make patients comfortable. Pulses of laser light are delivered inside the vein, causing the vein to collapse and seal. The procedure is done in-office, without general anesthesia. Following the procedure, a bandage or compression stocking is worn on the treated leg.
Endovenous Laser Treatment Demonstration
After EVLT, veins with faulty valves no longer hinder the return of blood to the heart, and with compression garment use, areas that were symptomatic improve rapidly. Symptoms also improve after EVLT even without compression.
Blood Flow Improvement From Endovenous Laser Treatment
Dr Wright performs an EVLT/s of the underlying cause of the vein problems in a leg before proceeding to treat smaller refluxing (dilated and leaking) veins downstream. Treating vein disease in this stepped approach allows for effective and durable results.Call Dr. Wright’s office today to schedule a consultation.
I am thrilled with the looks of my legs now. They look so much better and I am not so embarrassed by those ugly veins. Everyone in the office is so nice from the front desk to the doctor and nurses. I always look forward to my appointments.
– Mitzi Swope