Endovenous Laser Ablation

  • endovenous laser ablation is performed on painful or swollen varicose veins
  • endovenous laser ablation (or EVLA) is minimally invasive and highly effective
  • diagram of how endovenous laser ablation treats varicose veins
  • endovenous laser ablation treatment for varicose veins is available at The Cooden Medical Group

Treatment of painful, swollen varicose veins used to require a surgical procedure called vein stripping. This involved a complete removal of the vein from the leg under general anaesthetic with a painful 2 to 4 weeks recovery period. Thankfully, there is now a much better option.

Here at The Cooden Medical Group, we perform a revolutionary technique called ‘endovenous laser ablation’ or EVLA; a minimally invasive and highly effective procedure which effectively destroys the veins from the inside.

No surgery is required for this ‘walk in, walk out’ treatment and the entire procedure can be performed by our specialist consultant in less than an hour under local anaesthetic in our comfortable, state of the art facility.

ELVA Package

  • Consult and Doppler ultrasound
  • Treatment and foam sclerotherapy (if required)
  • Follow up appointments

Initial Consultation for Endovenous Laser Ablation

All our vein treatments require an initial, investigative consultation. We will perform a range of comprehensive diagnostic tests and scans, based on a foundation of Duplex Ultrasound Scanning, in preparation of any treatment plan. Here we will review your symptoms and exclude the likelihood of a deep vein thrombosis. Further to this, we can then create a unique treatment plan for you and accurately outline the type and cost of your procedure.

  • What happens during the treatment?

    A laser fibre is inserted into the varicose vein through a tiny puncture site. The laser energises this fibre as it is withdrawn from the vein, causing the treated vein to close. Your deep veins are not touched by the laser and they will continue to carry blood away from the legs.

    Is EVLA painful?

    Most patients experience little to no pain during the procedure. Often the only sensation is felt during the delivery of anaesthetic to the leg. After the procedure you may feel some tenderness tingling, itching or tightness in the treated leg, which is nothing to worry about and will disappear within a few weeks.

    How successful is EVLA?

    Clinical results have been published which prove that EVLA is extremely successful as well as being recommended by NICE guidance. Failure of the procedure however may occur due to inability to place probe inside the vein, or if the laser fails to destroy the vein.

    What are the potential risks of EVLA?

    This is a very safe treatment; however there are risks associated with nearly all procedures and these may include any of the following:

    • Mild numbness in thigh area
    • Mild bruising
    • Mild phlebitis (a redness and tenderness of the skin). This can treated with medication and usually diminished within 3-7 days.
    • Deep venous thrombosis. This can be prevented by wearing compression bandage or compression stocking and walking immediately after the procedure.
    • Infection of incision site
  • Single prices start from £2,250 & bilateral or multiple start from £3,000

    Includes consultation, ultrasound, foam sclerotherapy (if necessary), compression stockings, aftercare and all follow up appointments.

    Consultation & Venous Doppler Ultrasound: £200

    If you proceed with the treatment, the price of your initial consultation will be deducted from the overall treatment cost.

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  • Endovenous Laser Ablation Before & After

    Endovenous Laser Ablation Before & After
    Endovenous Laser Ablation Before & After
    Endovenous Laser Ablation Before & After

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  • “I was very satisfied with the treatment and Dr. Mo Faris carried out the procedure in a very efficient and professional way. I wouldn't hesitate to have any further problem carried out at your clinic.”
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