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EVLT Laser Treatment

Endovenous Laser Therapy, a non-invasive procedure for bulging veins

At the Western Reserve Vascular Institute (WRVI), we offer a minimally invasive procedure called Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT). This procedure, which is done in-office in less than an hour, involves little recovery and minimal downtime. These laser procedures have revolutionized the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. Previously, the only treatment option available was a major surgery called vein stripping, an invasive procedure with a long recovery that tended to fail after a few years.

Chronic venous insufficiency happens when the legs are no longer able to provide the same quality of circulation as they previously had, and results in bulging varicose veins.

At WRVI, we use an ultrasound machine to guide an optical laser fiber into the abnormal vein. The laser uses its energy to destroy the vein and eliminate the problem. Since we use a local anesthetic, there is minimal to no pain, and you'll be back to yourself in no time at all! Most patients see significant improvement in less than two weeks, but recovery times and results may vary. Under Dr. Protain's supervision, you should be able to return to work and resume light exercise the following day.

Venous insufficiency is a chronic medical condition recognized by many insurance companies. As a result, they will normally cover the cost of the procedure*; however, patients are required to check with their insurance company to validate coverage. It is important to note that many insurance companies will require you to wear compression stockings for a period of time before they will pay for the procedure.

Treating varicose veins may require multiple procedures if more than one vein is involved, but this is determined by the severity of your case. Cases that are less severe may only need EVLT as some branch varicose veins may fix themselves.


What You Should Expect After Endovenous Laser Treatment

There are a few reactions that you should expect after treatment. These minor reactions to ELVT can include:

Endovenous Laser Therapy, a non-invasive procedure for bulging veins

  • Bruising at and around the treatment site
  • Tender lumps, which may be a sign of a successful treatment
  • Inflammation
  • A temporary numbness that should dissipate after a few hours
  • Mild pain, which may last up to two weeks
  • A feeling of tightness

If you have any questions about your reactions to ELVT, be sure to contact Dr. Protain's office.

*Keep in mind that copays and/or deductibles may still need to be met.

Endovenous Laser Therapy, a non-invasive procedure for bulging veins

Don't miss Dr. Protain and his staff at one of our seven vascular clinics in Ohio and West Virginia.

Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Boardman, OH Office

813 Kentwood Drive
Boardman, Ohio 44512
330.953.3515

Princeton, WV Office

401 Rogers Street
Princeton, West Virginia 24740
844.367.5347 (FOR LEGS)

Ripley, WV Office

844 Rt. 62 South
Ripley, West Virginia 25271
844.367.5347 (FOR LEGS)

Oceana, WV Office

833 Cook Parkway
Oceana, WV 24870
844.367.5347 (FOR LEGS)

Beckley, WV Office

134 Beckley Crossing
Beckley, WV 25801
844.367.5347 (FOR LEGS)

Bluefield, VA Office

510 Cherry St, Suite 104 Bldg A
Bluefield, WV 24701
844.367.5347 (FOR LEGS)

Blacksburg, VA Office

3708 S. Main Street Suite G
Blacksburg, VA 24060
844.367.5347 (FOR LEGS)



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Endovenous Laser Therapy, a non-invasive procedure for bulging veins
Our mission is to provide our patients with the most advanced, comprehensive treatment of venous problems and cosmetic medicine to relieve pain and discomfort, improve appearance, and enhance the quality of life. We provide patients with the time, care, and expert skills needed to make sure that they love their legs again. Don't waste any more time covering up your legs, Schedule an appointment today! For information on Laser Tatoo Removal & Fading, click here.

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