More than 40 million people or 15-25% of all adults in Canada who experience lower extremity pain may be suffering from vascular dysfunctions such as varicose veins, spider veins, or leg swelling.
Varicose veins and spider veins occur when veins are not properly returning blood from the lower extremities to the heart (otherwise known as “venous reflux”) causing a “rope-like” appearance.
Habeeb Ali Medical Center now offers a minimally invasive state-of-the-art procedure, called Endovenous Laser Therapy for the treatment of such vascular conditions. Endovenous Laser Therapy treats chronic venous insufficiency by delivering laser energy through a small puncture in the leg to close the diseased vein. No surgery is required, and the entire procedure can be performed in less than an hour. During the procedure, you are awake and your leg is anesthetized.
Although individual responses vary, most people report little or no pain associated with the Endovenous Laster Therapy. There is little to no downtime following the procedure. Patients are prescribed compression stockings for two weeks and are encouraged to resume normal activities.
This procedure is performed by our in-house cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon who specializes in Endoveneous Laser Therapies.