Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA)

is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure that effectively treats varicose veins through the use of laser energy. Performed in our on-site, state-of-the-art outpatient facility, this short procedure offers those suffering from the daily struggles, discomfort, and embarrassment of unsightly varicose veins remarkable results without the risks of surgery and general anesthesia and without painful or extended periods of recovery. As one of the preferred methods for treating even the largest varicose veins, EVLA improves the look of skin and interior vascular health with an overwhelmingly high success rate.

How does the
EVLA Procedure work?

After a comprehensive evaluation during which our highly skilled physicians will use venous ultrasound to determine which veins are not working well and what course of action will be taken, we can use EVLA to directly target the affected area. Endovenous laser ablation is a nonsurgical procedure during which the targeted vein is identified and treated from within.

The affected vein is accessed using ultrasound guidance and a catheter, or tube, is used to allow the laser fiber to enter the vein. Local anesthesia is then applied to keep a constant temperature environment around the vein during the procedure, numb the area being treated, and make the vein collapse on top of the fiber. The laser is then activated and the laser fiber is pulled through the vein incrementally. As opposed to old treatments in which the vein was completely removed from the leg, EVLA works by shrinking the vein from within and allowing it to remain in the leg.

Many of our patients are often surprised by the simplicity, quickness, and near painlessness of endovenous laser ablation. As the entry point through which the laser fiber reaches the target area is so small and because no veins are surgically removed, EVLA eliminates the need for painful surgery, general anesthesia, and lengthy recovery. Patients are able to walk out from the 15 – 20 minute procedure and usually resume normal daily activities immediately, although we require a compression stocking to be worn for a short time. Physical activity, including walking, is encouraged to aid in a faster recovery and less bruising.

Achieve the Results You Deserve

Depending on the severity of your condition, multiple treatments or comprehensive treatment may be needed to obtain optimal results. Our team can examine the results of your first treatment to determine your available options and how to best achieve the results you desire. In cases that involve even the largest varicose veins, endovenous laser ablation has proven to be a safe and highly effective treatment for rejuvenating the appearance of the legs and improving the health of damaged veins.

Client Testimonials

  • Juanita W.

    Dr. Ballesteros is always wonderful, including all the staff. Wouldn’t trust anyone but him with my varicose veins, he knows what he is doing. I have had bad experiences in the past with a vein doctor who didn’t know what he was doing. I highly recommend Dr. Ballesteros for anyone with vein issues.

    Juanita W.
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  • Jim L.

    Today I had Endovenous Ablation performed on my right leg. I was nervous about the procedure simply due to fear of the unknow. Dr. Ballesteros and his staff did an excellent job of explaining all the steps in the process and assured me that there would be very little pain. THERE WAS NO PAIN! Dr. Ballesteros talked to me throughout the procedure to make sure I was comfortable and to let me know what he was doing the whole time he was working on my leg. Dr. Ballesteros and ALL of his staff are amazing professionals and I am looking forward to having the treatment preformed on my left leg next week.

    Jim L.
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  • Luellyn P.

    Dr. Ballesteros and his staff have all been so nice and professional from day one. I had no idea what to expect and they have made me feel at ease throughout my whole process.

    Luellyn P.
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  • Fatt M.

    Great service. Went and got some treatments done on my leg and the techs there were super friendly and helpful. Great place to fix your veins.

    Fatt M.
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  • Jasmine J.

    Professional staff, comfortable location! Highly recommend their services

    Jasmine J.
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