Varicose Vein Treatment Specialist
Varicose Vein Treatment
If the thought of painful vein stripping has kept you from doing something about your varicose veins, consider non-invasive endovenous laser ablation. Dr. Neel Patel, MD helps women with bulging, painful varicose veins with a laser procedure that treats both the symptoms and cause at Minimally Invasive Center in Decatur and Duluth, Georgia. To learn more about how endovenous laser therapy can work for you, call the office to schedule a consultation or book online.
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What is endovenous laser therapy?
Endovenous laser therapy, also known as endovenous laser ablation, is an FDA-approved laser treatment that eliminates varicose veins and replaces traditional surgical vein stripping. The quick, non-invasive procedure uses laser energy to close down the vein.
What are the benefits of varicose vein treatment?
Endovenous laser varicose vein treatment has outpaced traditional varicose vein surgery because of its undeniable benefits:
No incisions or scars
No sedation required
Low risk for complications
Usually covered by insurance
High success rate for majority of patients
What can I expect during endovenous laser therapy?
Dr. Patel performs the innovative, outpatient procedure in about an hour at Minimally Invasive Center of Atlanta. The procedure is so gentle that it doesn’t even require anesthesia or sedation.
Using a handheld laser and one ultra-thin needle, Dr. Patel locates each varicose vein, makes a microscopic incision, and presses the laser to the vein. The light energy halts the vein and causes it to break down.
Depending on the severity of your varicose veins, the painless procedure lasts no more than an hour.
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is another non-invasive option to treat varicose veins. Dr. Patel injects your swollen vein with sclerosant, an irritating solution that aggravates the vein until it cuts off the flow of blood. Eventually, the vein shrinks and becomes less noticeable.
What is ambulatory phlebectomy?
Though considered a non-invasive procedure, ambulatory phlebectomy utilizes light anesthesia and small incisions. Dr. Patel accesses and removes your varicose veins at the incision sites.
It’s far less invasive than surgery and is performed on an outpatient basis right in the office at Minimally Invasive Center of Atlanta.
How many varicose vein treatments do I need?
In most cases, you only need one treatment -- whether endovenous laser therapy, sclerotherapy, or ambulatory phlebectomy -- to get satisfactory results. If your troublesome veins are unusually large or if you have a large amount, Dr. Patel may recommend several treatments to get the best results.
For expert vein care, call on Dr. Patel at Minimally Invasive Center of Atlanta. Schedule your appointment by phone or use the online scheduling tool to book online.