Illuminate Your Vascular Health: Exploring the Benefits of Laser Ablation

Published On: November, 22, 2023

Illuminate Your Vascular Health: Exploring the Benefits of Laser Ablation

VenaCure: Elevating Vascular Health through Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

In the landscape of contemporary vascular treatments, a ray of hope shines for those contending with the vexing issue of backward blood flow, often dubbed “reflux” within their saphenous veins. Enter VenaCure, a beacon of innovation, and a game-changer in the field of vascular care. This groundbreaking procedure, also known as Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) or Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy (EVLT), specifically targets the great and small saphenous veins – the primary superficial veins in the leg. Join us as we embark on an exploration of VenaCure, its myriad benefits, and the seamless treatment process that promises to restore your comfort and well-being.

Decoding VenaCure: The Potent Force of Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

VenaCure, the harbinger of Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), is engineered to tackle the challenges presented by venous reflux. Venous reflux, characterized by the backward flow of blood in veins, can give rise to discomfort and potential health risks. This pioneering procedure is strategically designed to seal off the affected vein(s), thereby reestablishing healthy blood flow patterns.

The Journey of Treatment: A Detailed Examination

VenaCure delivers a swift, minimally invasive solution, conveniently conducted in an outpatient setting. Here’s a step-by-step overview of the treatment process:

  • Anesthesia and Catheter Insertion: The procedure commences with the application of lidocaine to the skin, ensuring numbness. Subsequently, a slender wire and laser catheter are gently inserted into the targeted vein.
  • Application of Laser Energy: The laser catheter becomes the conduit for controlled laser energy directed at the vein wall, a process that effectively seals the vein. This redirected blood flow now courses through healthier veins, facilitating efficient circulation.
  • The Continuation of Healthy Blood Flow: The veins that remain healthy continue to dutifully transport blood back to the heart, ensuring the optimal functioning of your vascular system.

The Day of Treatment: What Lies Ahead

As you approach the day of your VenaCure treatment, here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

  • Anesthesia and Sedation: Local anesthesia is administered, but it’s worth noting that many patients opt for a mild oral sedative like Valium to enhance relaxation during the procedure.
  • Patient Comfort: A gown is provided, and your positioning is tailored to ensure maximum comfort. Individual needs are attentively considered, whether it means lying on your back or belly.
  • Entertainment Choices: Your comfort is a priority, and you’ll have the option to enjoy a movie on Netflix or listen to your favorite music while the procedure unfolds.
  • Preparation and Vein Mapping: The ultrasound is employed to map your veins, and a numbing agent (lidocaine) is expertly administered to the skin.
  • Laser Catheter Insertion: Guided by ultrasound, a minuscule puncture is created to facilitate the passage of the laser catheter. Further local anesthesia and cool saline are thoughtfully administered around the vein.
  • Pain-Free Laser Treatment: The laser energy is then applied, effectively addressing the targeted vein issue.

Post-Treatment Care: Navigating the Road to Recovery

Following your VenaCure treatment, we recommend that you engage in 30 minutes of walking twice daily to minimize discomfort and prevent blood pooling. It’s crucial to wear the compression stocking continuously for at least 72 hours to ensure proper healing. For two weeks post-procedure, it’s prudent to abstain from strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, saunas, hot tubs, and leg massages.

VenaCure empowers you to take the reins of your vascular health, effectively addressing reflux and discomfort with precision and efficiency. Here at La Jolla Vein & Vascular, our team of medical experts is unwavering in their dedication to providing personalized care that caters to your vascular well-being. By embracing innovative treatments like VenaCure, you embark on a journey towards a healthier, more vibrant life.

“Bringing Experts Together for Unparalleled Vein and Vascular Care”

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care. 

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Amanda Steinberger, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

Our accredited center is also a nationally known teaching site and center of excellence. 

For more information on treatments and to book a consultation, please give our office a call at 858-550-0330. 

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