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Vein Therapy

Treat Problem Veins Without Surgery

Varicose veins can be unsightly and even painful. In the past, surgery was the only option for relief. Now, there are non-surgical options to treat problem veins, such as endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) and VenaSeal™. These procedures may require anesthesia and are performed in-office in about an hour, with minimal pain or scarring. Most individuals can return to work and other daily activities within 24 hours.

EVLT uses a laser to treat varicose veins.
  • A thin optical fiber is inserted through a very tiny incision into the damaged vein.
  • The fiber is extended the length of the vein and delivers energy from a laser light that seals the vein closed.
  • The fiber is removed, and the blood is automatically rerouted to healthy veins.
VenaSeal™ is a closure system that injects an adhesive into the diseased vein.
  • A small catheter is inserted into the leg.
  • VenaSeal™ medical glue is applied to seal the varicose vein shut.
  • The sealed vein will harden and be absorbed by the body.

How Are Results Provided?

Results are provided to your medical provider typically within 48 hours of your visit. Studies are read by a board-certified radiologist. Your results are available to your medical provider in a CD format upon request.

Schedule an Appointment

Call North Oaks Interventional Radiology Clinic
at (985) 230-6790.

If you are a medical provider and need to send an interventional radiology order, please fax it to (985) 230-6792.

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