For more EVLT and Venous Disease information, call our Scheduling Department at (512) 453-6100.
Our Scheduling Department can schedule you for a FREE EVLT screening that can be completed at many of our 17 locations to see if you are a candidate for the EVLT procedure.
If it is determined that you are a candidate for the EVLT procedure, you can be scheduled at our Midtown location for a more detailed Doppler ultrasound of your veins and a formal consultation with one of our Interventional radiologists.
About Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) uses heat to ablate incompetent main veins (such as the greater saphenous vein, lesser saphenous vein, etc.) which are often the source of varicose veins and venous ulcers. A tiny nick is made and a thin catheter containing the laser fiberoptic tip closes the incompetent vein from the inside. The vein is therefore ablated, or gone, which is comparable to surgical vein stripping, wherein the incompetent vein is physically removed after making a groin incision. EVLT eliminates the dysfunctional circulation system, allowing the functional deep venous circulation system to take over. EVLT has been shown to have the same efficacy as radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and has only a 2% recannalization rate compared to RFA’s 7.5% recannalization rate.