Endovenous Laser Ablation Surgery (ELAS)
What is Endovenous Laser Ablation Surgery?
In the procedure room, the patient lies on the table and a Laser fiber is introduced into the vein. The correct position of the fiber is ensured by imaging the vein and the fiber. Local anesthesia is injected around and along the vein to be treated. The Laser fiber is activated. The fiber is slowly withdrawn and the heat of the fiber closes the vein. The leg is wrapped afterwards. Over time, the vein transforms into a scar. Following the procedure you are encouraged to walk. You will be examined the next day to ensure a satisfactory recovery.