Endovenous Laser Treatment

Tinsley Surgical

Ellis A. Tinsley, MD, FACS, FSVS

Vascular Surgeon & General Surgeon located in Wilmington, NC

If you have troublesome varicose veins, an effective, noninvasive treatment that could make them disappear probably sounds like the perfect solution. If you want to take advantage of such a therapy, Ellis A. Tinsley, MD, FACS, FSVS, of Tinsley Surgical in Wilmington, North Carolina, uses state-of-the-art endovenous laser treatment from Angiodynamics VenaCure®. Find out how you can get rid of problem veins without pain, fuss, or downtime by calling Tinsley Surgical today or booking an appointment online.

Endovenous Laser Treatment Q & A

What is endovenous laser treatment?

Minimally invasive endovenous laser treatment is a way of eliminating problem varicose veins. 

The Tinsley Surgical team uses VenaCure® laser technology to perform endovenous laser treatments. The VenaCure laser heats your varicose veins to the point where they collapse. Once this happens, the veins shrivel up and, over time, disappear completely.

The blood that would have gone through the treated vein automatically takes a different route via healthier blood vessels nearby. You have many hundreds of these superficial veins, so losing a few won’t adversely affect your circulation. Rather, your circulation improves when you no longer have varicose veins.

Why would I need endovenous laser treatment?

Endovenous laser treatment is a highly effective, minimally invasive technique for treating varicose veins that are unsightly or cause discomfort. Varicose veins frequently develop in people’s legs as they age because the valves in the veins aren’t working as they should.

Most people dislike having varicose veins because of the way they spoil the appearance of their legs. However, varicose veins can also cause other symptoms if they reach an advanced stage, including:

  • Itchiness
  • Soreness
  • Pain
  • Aching

These large, uncomfortable varicose veins are more likely to contain blood clots that could cause thrombosis in the deep veins, leading to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Endovenous laser treatment is a safe, effective way to eliminate these problem varicose veins.

What does endovenous laser treatment feel like?

You can have endovenous laser treatment without sedation, but being sedated during the procedure ensures you feel calm and sleepy, and aren’t aware of any pain. The team at Tinsley Surgical includes an anesthetic nurse who specializes in providing IV sedation for patients, a service that isn’t available at most practices.

Endovenous laser treatment takes about an hour, and then you spend an hour in recovery to make sure the sedative wears off properly. Afterward, you can go home and carry on with life as usual.

You need to keep a compression bandage on your legs for the first week after your endovenous laser treatment and see the team at Tinsley Surgical after a week, so they can check your progress.

If you have varicose veins and wish you didn’t, call Tinsley Surgical today to find out how endovenous laser treatment can restore your legs or book an appointment using the online tool.