Laser treatment of the saphenous vein

What is saphenous disease?

It is a hereditary, evolving and multiform disease that leads to the formation of varices, which are dependant on the reflux found in the saphenous vein with an ultrasound.

Can it be treated with the laser?

Yes, saphenous, reticular and telangiectasia diseases, like nerve block disease, are treatable with the endovenous laser.

Is it a safe procedure?

Yes, the Eufoton endovenous laser can replace the saphenous vein stripping (surgical stripping) and is also performed on minor veins (collateral, perforator, reticular and telangiectasias) in complete safety.

What is the endovascular laser?

The treatment includes:
  1. The introduction of the laser fiber inside the vein through the injection of a small needle
  2. The exact position of the laser is found via the light beam emitted by the laser
  3. The effect of the laser causes the vein to wrinkle and disappear immediately
  4. The limb is in an elastic compression stocking and mobilised as soon as possible.

How long does the treatment last?

Around 20-30 minutes.

Is it painful?

No, because it is performed under local anaesthesia or, at the request of the patient, with mild sedation.

How long must you rest?

After the procedure, it is recommended to immediately walk about to activate the foot pumps; intense sport is not recommended for at least 15 days.

What are the advantages of the endovenous laser?

  • Execution simplicity
  • Possibility of performing at an outpatient surgery and not needing to be in an operating room
  • Minimal anaesthesia
  • Minimally invasive
  • Immediate mobility
  • No bleeding and scars
  • Preserved social and occupational functioning
  • No post-operative pain
  • Reduced complications
  • Results stability.

Endovenous Ablation of Greath Saphenous Vein performed - Safena LASEmaR® 1500
Courtesy of M. Fonti MD

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