Endovenous laser varicose vein surgery is a procedure that uses heat from a laser to shrink varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, bulging veins that commonly appear on the thighs or calves. A laser is a device that emits a thin beam of radiation in the form of light. Your doctor may suggest laser surgery if your varicose veins are sore or red and swollen (inflamed). Laser surgery may also be recommended when the skin over varicose veins is irritated.Varicose veins are not usually a serious health problem, but they can be painful. You might not like the way they look either.Laser surgery closes and shrinks the varicose vein, creating scar tissue within the vessel. This closes the vein. The blood then flows through other adjacent veins.A laser is a highly focused beam of light. A doctor can use a laser to treat varicose veins. The heat from the laser damages a vein, causing scar tissue to form. This scar tissue blocks the vein. A blocked vein loses its blood supply and dies. After a year or two, the vein will likely be gone.
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A simple laser vein treatment is performed on the outside of the skin. Can be used to treat spider veins and small varicose veins just below the surface of the skin. More than one laser session is usually required. They are done every 6 to 12 weeks as directed by your doctor. (If you have poor perfusion in these small veins, the larger “feeder” vein should be treated first with surgery, endovenous laser or radiofrequency treatment, or sclerotherapy.
Larger varicose veins in the legs can be treated with endovenous laser treatment. A laser fiber is inserted into the vein through a thin tube (catheter). The doctor looks at the vein on a duplex ultrasound screen. Laser is less painful than vein ligation and stripping and has a shorter recovery time. Only a local anesthetic or a light sedative is required for the laser treatment. (General anesthesia will be used for the ligation and removal to put you to sleep.
In Hyderabad the cost ranges from Starting Rs 15,000 to Rs 60,000depending on the number of Veins to be removed, In most cases, correction of Varicose veins is May be eligible for insurance coverage but various finance agencies provide easy (Available EMI – Zero EMI PAY MONTHLY) facility as well.
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Your doctor will explain the procedure to you. Ask him any questions you have about the procedure.
You may be asked to sign a consent form giving permission to perform the procedure. Read the form carefully and ask questions if something is not clear.
Your doctor will ask you questions about your medical history. He or she may also perform a physical exam. This is to ensure you are in good health prior to the procedure. You may also need blood tests and other diagnostic tests.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of bleeding disorders. Tell your doctor if you take blood-thinning medications, aspirin, ibuprofen, or other drugs that affect blood clotting. You may need to stop taking these medications before the procedure.
Tell your doctor if you are sensitive or allergic to drugs, latex, patches, contrast media and anesthetics (local and general).
Tell your doctor about all medicines you are taking. This includes both over-the-counter and prescription drugs. It also contains vitamins, herbs and other nutritional supplements.
You should not eat or drink anything for 8 hours before the procedure. This often means not eating or drinking after midnight.
You may be given relaxation medicines (sedatives).
Immediately after the procedure, you will be asked to walk for approximately 30 to 60 minutes.
Your leg may have some bruising. The bruises should disappear in about 2 weeks.
You need someone to drive you home after the operation.