Endovenous Ablation has revolutionized the treatment of Varicose Veins, replacing vein stripping as the primary method of removal.
Vein stripping is an invasive surgical procedure performed in the hospital.
Many patients remained hospitalized overnight and were required to avoid physical activity for extended periods of time (days to weeks). By contrast, Endovenous Ablation is performed in our Anchorage Office with most patients returning to work the same day as treatment.
“Any Patients who have been told they need Vein Stripping should contact the Laser Vein Center for Alaska for a second opinion.” Advises Dr. Ives.
Both forms of Endovenous Ablation used at the Laser Vein Center of Alaska were approved by the FDA prior to 2002. So while these treatments are revolutionary they are also well proven as effective.
The results of treatment with the Venefit™ Radio Frequency catheter and LASER are equal, greater than 99% success in closure of the treated vein.