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,

  • Less pain,

  • 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,

  • More affordable.

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

AuthorNicholas Kemp