Many people might think that the only way to treat varicose vein disease is to have the veins removed through a process called surgical 'stripping' performed by vascular surgeons. Not only is this procedure invasive, the veins have a high chance of returning. In the US today, nearly 80% of patients are treated by EndoVenous Laser or Radiofrequency Ablation, which is a simple walk-in/walk-out procedure.
The benefits of EndoVenous Laser Ablation (EVLA/ELA/EVLT) compared to surgical stripping include:
Lower risk of complications,
No admission to hospital or need for a general anaesthetic,
No unsightly scars,
Much faster recover time with most patients returning to work the same day,
Lower risk of veins recurring,
Some vascular surgeons in Europe and America are now switching and offering EndoVenous Laser Therapy to their varicose vein patients as a preference.
The Leg Vein Doctor now offers this procedure at thier Brisbane and Toowoomba Clinics.
Dr Kemp featured in Brisbane Style Magazine "Ask The Expert Panel" June Edition