Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a varicose vein treatment which we no longer offer as it has been superseded by radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Radiofrequency ablation achieves the same long term outcomes as EVLA but with significantly shorter recovery times and minimal discomfort following the procedure. Discover why radiofrequency ablation is now the treatment of choice for varicose veins at Palm Clinic, Auckland.
Endovenous laser therapy uses a laser fibre which is inserted into the abnormal vein and passed up to the groin under ultrasound guidance. The varicose vein is surrounded by local anaesthetic. No general anaesthesia is required. The laser fibre is turned on and slowly withdrawn to effectively seal the varicose vein by delivering laser energy to the vein wall.
After the saphenous vein main trunk of the varicose vein has been treated with the laser, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS) is used to treat the smaller branch veins.
Palm Clinic runs the busiest vein clinic in New Zealand with over 10,000 legs receiving treatment in our Auckland clinic. To speak to our team about your vein concerns or to book an appointment, please call us on 09 522 8128 or 0800 4 PALM CLINIC.
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Please note that individual results may vary from patient to patient, and the information provided on our website is only a guidance to the possible results.