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Varicose And Spider Vein Treatment Options


Varicose veins and spider veins have been with us since the dawn of time. It was the ancient Greeks who coined the word “varicose” (meaning “grapelike”) and Hippocrates who first used it as a medical description in 460 B.C. Treatments have come and gone in the millennia since then, and today there are several options available to varicose and spider vein sufferers.

Surgical Ligation and Stripping

Ligation and stripping is the traditional surgical approach for varicose veins, but it can be quite painful and requires a long recovery period. Other negatives include the need for hospitalization and general anesthesia, extensive scarring, and a relatively high recurrence rate (10-to-25 percent, on average).

Radiofrequency Vein Ablation

Radiofrequency electrosurgery can treat a more limited range of patients, and the treatment time is longer than that of the VenaCure EVLT™ system.

Endovenous Laser Therapy

Laser treatment of varicose veins with the VenaCure EVLT procedure shows clear patient benefits over surgery and other alternative treatments, including a success rate of up to 98 percent with minimal-to-no scarring or hospitalization, a lower risk of complications and a quick recovery with strong patient satisfaction. First pioneered in 1999 by Dr. Robert Min and Dr. Luis Navarro in conjunction with AngioDynamics, the VenaCure EVLT procedure continues to undergo refinements and enhancements reflecting the company’s ongoing commitment to the science and practice of vein management. The VenaCure EVLT system currently utilizes an FDA-approved catheter with a gold-tip "jacket" to disperse energy from the diode laser in a manner to reduce pain and discomfort after the procedure. This easy-to-perform procedure has patients back on their feet in approximately 45 minutes.

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Laser treatment of varicose veins shows clear patient benefits over surgery and other alternative treatments. These benefits include:

  • Up to 98 percent success rate with minimal-to-no scarring or hospitalization
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Fast recovery with strong patient satisfaction

It’s no wonder the VenaCure EVLT procedure is the #1 choice of physicians when it comes to laser treatment of varicose veins and one that is expected to quickly become the predominant varicose vein treatment. But don’t take our word for it, view testimonials to hear what physicians who rely on the VenaCure EVLT procedure for superior patient outcomes are saying about the procedure.