The goal of EVLT is to eliminate the abnormal sub-surface veins so that the blood reroutes through the remaining normal veins much more efficiently.
Will I need more treatment after EVLT?
After EVLT, residual surface varicose veins may be treated with ambulatory micro phlebectomy (varicose vein microsurgery), sclerotherapy or spider vein laser.
Will healthcare insurance cover the cost of EVLT?
Yes, in most cases insurance companies will pay for EVLT, as this is for the treatment of varicose veins that they consider “medical”.
How is EVLT different from radiofrequency “closure” (VNUS) technique?
Closure procedure is an older technique that is generally performed in a hospital setting and has shown to be less effective when compared to laser therapy.