EVLT | Advanced Vein Clinics
Laser Vein Removal Chicago, NW Suburbs & NW Indiana
EVLT Patient Testimonial Chicago, Illinois
Board Certified Vascular & Thoracic Surgeon and varicose vein treatment pioneer Dominic J. Tolitano MD was one of the first surgeons in the world to offer EVLT varicose vein removal at Advanced Vein Clinics in Chicago, Wood Dale, Illinois & Munster, Indiana.
EndoVenous laser therapy is currently the newest, most effective and least invasive procedure to treat the pain, itching and swelling of your varicose veins. Using local anesthesia, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the vein through a needle delivering energy to the vein while causing it to collapse and seal shut; thus eliminating the vein and eliminating the cause of the symptoms.
How Does Laser Vein Removal Work?
EVLT is performed in our office and usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The patient is given light IV sedation and a local anesthetic for comfort. Dr. Tolitano uses an ultrasound machine to guide the sterile laser fiber directly to the vein. Laser energy is distributed to the target vein to close it from within, leaving all healthy veins in the surrounding area untouched.
What is the Recovery Like?
Once the procedure is complete, a dressing and compression stocking are applied to reduce swelling and assist healing of the treatment site. Patients are encouraged to walk around after the procedure and most can resume regular activities right away. Any residual bruising or soreness can be effectively treated with over the counter pain medication. The patient will return to the office in seven days so the Dr. Tolitano can evaluate the treatment area.
Are there Risks?
Because endovenous laser treatment is considered a minimally invasive procedure, risks associated with the procedure are relatively small. Some uncommon risks might include:
- Temporary discoloration around the treatment site
- Mild bruising or swelling that usually disappears on its own within a few days
- Tenderness of the skin, which can be treated with over the counter pain medications
- Infection at the incision site
Are the Results Permanent?
EVLT is successful in permanently removing varicose veins nearly 100% of the time. However, other veins can become varicose at the same location, resulting in the need for subsequent procedures. If you are concerned about a recurrence of varicose veins, our staff can give you information about how to lower your risk of experiencing additional varicose veins in the future.
Endovenous laser treatments get rid of unwanted varicose veins with minimal discomfort and downtime all the while yielding successful results. Best of all, EVLT is covered by Medicare and most insurance.
Advanced Vein Clinics is fluent in Spanish and Polish. Dr. Tolitano’s Wood Dale vein clinic is just a short drive from Addison, Arlington Heights, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Franklin Park, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Lombard, Melrose Park, Mount Prospect, Northlake, Oak Brook, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Roselle, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park and Villa Park, Illinois.
Dr. Tolitano’s Chicago South Loop vein clinic is just a short drive from River North, Bridgeport, McKinley Park, Washington Park, Marquette Park, West Loop, Hyde Park, University Village, Chinatown, Brighton Park and Midway Airport.
Dr. Tolitano’s Munster NW Indiana Vein Clinic and Med Spa is a short drive from Dyer, East Chicago, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Hobart, Lake Station, Merrillville, Portage, Saint John and Schereville, Indiana and is just a short drive from Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Dolton, Evergreen Park, Harvey, Homewood, Lansing, Matteson, Oak Forest, Riverdale, Richton Park, Sauk Village, South Holland, and Steger, Illinois.
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