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Ultrasound Guided Laser Ablation

Ultrasound guided laser ablation, also known as endovenous laser ablation, is a virtually painless procedure that has replaced surgical ligation and stripping. In ultrasound guided laser ablation, a laser is used to shrink the offending vein walls until the faulty vein is closed and blood cannot flow through it. By doing this, the bulging of the vein at its source is eliminated. Tthe blood in the faulty veins is then diverted to other normal veins in the leg.

The procedure takes about 45 minutes with local anesthetic and is done on an outpatient procedure basis. The incision that our surgeons use to insert the laser is extremely small, so scarring is almost non-existent. Stitches are not required. During the procedure you may feel some some unfamiliar sensations, but it is not painful.

Vein Institute Midwest uses the VenaCure. To learn more about VenaCure, watch the video below.

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