Endovenous Laser Treatment - EVLT

Endovenous laser treatment is a minimally technique to treat varicose veins. A small needle and a laser fiber are inserted into the vein with the guidance of an ultrasound. Once the laser fiber has been successfully inserted, heat energy is administered to the wall of the vein. The diseased areas are damaged by the laser's thermal energy. This closes the vein and removes the pathway of blood supplied to the varicose vein.

Ideal candidates want to treat symptomatic superficial varicose veins. Patients with a history of hypersensitivity to thermal energy, a history of extreme allergies or bleeding disorders are not good candidates.

The typical cost ranges from $800-$3000.The final cost depends on how much of the vein needs to be treated, the surgeon’s level of expertise and the geographic location of the procedure.

After the procedure, the treated area is bandaged with small compression bandages. Slight tightening of the treated area and minor bruising can be experienced. Patients are advised to avoid heavy lifting, vigorous activities and other physical exercises. The results are usually evident after 3-6 weeks or 3-4 months. The final results are permanent.

Calf Implants

Calf Implants

submitted on   Fri Sep, 04, 2015 by Sam Gershenbaum, MD     
Calf implants are used to improve the look of the legs, as well as the entire body, by adding proportion and definition to the lower legs. Also known as calf augmentation, calf implants can be considered a cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Implants can add fullness and definition to enhance...