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St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center’s interventional radiologists are experts in the treatment and removal of varicose veins.
We treat patients using the latest technology, including VenaCure EVLT. VenaCure EVLT is a safe and simple laser treatment that offers a pain-free alternative to traditional vein ligation and stripping. Using a laser fiber inserted through the vein, the non-invasive procedure seals veins shut by heating the blood and damaging the vein wall. The result is increased circulation, which not only improves the appearance of varicose veins, but also reduces other negative symptoms commonly associated with the condition.
The procedure is quick and effective, lasting only about 45 minutes. It is typically performed on an outpatient basis. Your healthcare team will begin by performing a painless ultrasound to map out the vein(s). A local anesthetic will be applied and then laser energy will be delivered through a thin laser fiber to seal the vein. Recovery is minimal; in fact, walking and regular activity is encouraged directly following the procedure.
The many benefits of VenaCure EVLT include:
While VenaCure is a safe and effective laser treatment, it may not be appropriate for everyone. It is most commonly used for patients suffering from varicose veins or spider veins, typically as the result of venous reflux disease. To find out if you are a candidate, please contact our helpful staff to schedule an evaluation.
To learn more about the treatment of varicose veins or to schedule an appointment with one of our interventional radiology specialists, contact 602.406.6700.