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What is Endovenous Laser Therapy? EVLT Explained.

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Over the last decade treatment for varicose vein disease has made significant advancements. These advancements have improved efficacy rates and recovery time, reduced pain as a result of the procedure and allowed patients to seek treatment in the comfort of an out patient clinic setting. While there are a few very common procedures offered these days, one of the most popular forms of varicose vein treatment is known as Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT).

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Varicose Veins Are Not Cosmetic Despite What Your Friends or Doctor May Say.

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One of the most common statements I hear from patients when they come in is, "I waited to seek treatment because I was told that my varicose veins were merely cosmetic... and if they didn't hurt I didn't need to seek treatment." While there are many common misconceptions or myths about varicose and spider veins, this is probably one of the most harmful ones still circulating today. There are many reasons that these myths about varicose veins are still so widely disseminated.

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Why Treating Your Varicose Veins Should be Part of Your New Years Resolution.

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It has arrived - the year 2017 - and yes, if you are embracing this year with a sense of accomplishment ahead your mind is in the right place. Like many after the holidays and new year, the beginning of another year is a great place to finally follow through on some of those long awaited “get fit, get healthy, get in shape…” plans.

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End of The Year Insurance Coverage of Varicose Veins.

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For some time now, doctors have mistakenly informed their patients that varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern.  Unfortunately, for many patients, the notion that insurance would not cover their vein procedure means not seeking treatment. Not only does this misinformation lead a patient to ignore their symptoms of vein disease, but patients are often left feeling burdened by the potential out of pocket expenses. The result for many then generally results in waiting until the pain becomes unbearable or just putting treatment off all together. Although doctors may not try to intentionally mislead their patients, vein disease is a real disease and can lead to serious health effects the longer a patient waits to seek treatment.

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Why Vein Treatment Means More Than Great Legs.

The modern treatment of varicose and spider vein disease has allowed hundred of thousands of suffering patients to regain their confidence by ridding their legs of the unsightly nature of twisting, red and blue veins. The large bulging veins often leave many feeling embarrassed, only to hide them with long pants regardless the season. However, what most overlook is that the treatment of varicose veins means so much more than regaining the aesthetics of healthy looking legs.

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