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What is Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)?

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What is endovenous laser ablation? Endovenous laser ablation is the most modern method to eliminate saphenous derived varicose veins to date. It's one of the forms of thermal energy ablation where either radiofrequency or laser energy is used to eliminate the saphenous vein without all the complications of surgery which involves scars, painful recovery, possible complications, and certainly general anaesthetic. So, thermal ablation is performed by slipping a small fiber through a very small needle through the vein and as we slowly withdraw the fiber out, it seals the vein shut as if it's soldering or welding the vein completely closed, a lot simpler and a lot easier than having surgery. And here at the Vein Center of Orange County, we have the latest third generation laser called the Biolitec laser which affords patients no pain or very little bruising after the treatment. We are very proud to have this laser here.

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