With over 2.5 million people being diagnosed with venous ulcers in the United States per year, about seventy percent of venous stasis ulcers are likely to recur if proper treatment and follow-up is not
What are Venous Ulcers?
Venous stasis ulcers are chronic open wounds on the inner ankle and leg, usually caused by longstanding venous insufficiency. This results from unhealthy veins that have begun to compromise the normal venous circuit of the body’s circulation. Venous ulcers can be problematic as they never seem to close off on their own, necessitating chronic wound care.
Our vein clinic performs an ultrasound examination for patients with venous ulcers to determine if there is underlying venous reflux or an abnormal vein perforator. If there is venous reflux, then the
should help in the healing of the venous stasis ulcer.
How can EVLT help Venous Ulcers?
EVLT system is fast becoming one of the most coveted vein laser treatments in the world. Using patented and FDA approved laser technology,
endovenous laser treatment
(EVLT) in Chicago tackles difficult vein problems by addressing the root cause of venous reflux.
Endovenous lasers are a significant advancement from traditional vein stripping and vein surgery, and can reduce the amount of venous reflux in patients with incompetent or malfunctioning vein valves. The benefit of EVLT or traditional vein stripping is the reduction in downtime and the need for significant surgery.
is performed using a ultrasound monitor and a tiny laser fiber that can internally destroy unwanted veins. The process uses light energy in order to heat up and collapse the perpetrating vein in the thigh.
- EVLT can be performed in an office setting without hospitalization.
- EVLT has a 98% success rate.
- Return to normal physical activities with minimal to absent downtime.
- Does not require general anesthesia or preoperative laboratory testing.
- Minimal to absent scarring with the EVLT catheter.
- Typically covered by most insurance plans.
If you are having problems with your varicose veins, or if you want more information about endovenous laser treatments in Chicago,
schedule an appointment
at our top vein clinic today. AVLC offers spider vein and varicose vein laser treatments and procedures that are non-invasive, painless, and require little to no recovery time. Performed in the comfort of our vein clinic, our top vein procedures and Chicago vein doctor will effectively treat your affected veins and have you back to your routine the next day.
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