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David M. Feldbaum, MD, FACS

Vein Center

Endovenous Laser Therapy
During an endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) procedure, a tiny laser fiber is inserted into the saphenous vein. Pulses of laser light cause the vein to collapse and seal shut, eliminating venous reflux, the main cause of varicose veins and their symptoms.

An alternative to surgically removing ("stripping") veins, sclerotherapy is the new standard of treatment for both varicose and spider veins. The procedure involves injecting a special solution through a tiny needle into the vein. The vein then collapses and is absorbed by the body. Treatments involve one or more injections during one or more sessions, depending on the type, number, and severity of the veins being treated.

Transilluminated Vein Extraction, or TriVex technology, first employs a powerful light that targets only the damaged vein, which is then precisely removed with a powered resector. Finally, similar to liposuction, the treated area is flushed clean through a process called tumescent infiltration. Advantages of TriVex over other vein removal methods are faster procedure and recovery time and less scarring.

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