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