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Endovenous Laser Therapy a Non Surgical Varicose Vein Treatment                                                                                  

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Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) is a new procedure offered at the new Tower Interventional Oncology & Vascular Center. Endovenous Laser Therapy treats varicose veins with NO surgery, LIMITED downtime and NO hospital stay. During the treatment, a laser fiber is inserted into the vein through a tiny puncture site. The laser energizes the fiber as it is withdrawn from the vein. Energy emitted from the tip of the fiber causes only the treated vein to close, while the body automatically routes the blood to other healthy veins. It's all done as an outpatient procedure in less than two hours with new laser technology much like the kind that's proven so successful in eye surgery, dermatology and other areas of medicine. 

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Before EVLT

If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified physicians, please call
(813) 387-1354.

Pre-Operative Instructions:

  • Shower before procedure appointment, as you will not be permitted to shower after the procedure for 24 hours
  • Prior to procedure, shave the operative leg as well as 1-2 inches in the pubic area on that side
  • Eat lightly about 2 hours prior to your appointment
  • Do not apply any type of moisturizer to the leg on the day of the procedure
  • Wear loose clothing
  • Bring compression hose with you to the procedure
  • Take prescribed medicine as directed
  • Arrange for a ride home after the procedure

On the day of the procedure, a 48 hour follow-up appointment will be scheduled for an ultrasound and a consult with a nurse.

Post-Operative Instructions:

  • If pain medication is needed, you may take Tylenol or NSAIDs (eg. Motrin).
  • You will have a compression hose in place when you leave the office.
  • Sleep in this hose for the first night, then continue to wear the hose for the next 10-14 days, removing it at bedtime
  • Avoid strenuous exercise such as aerobics, weight training, or running for 2 weeks







After EVLT

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