"The staff is friendly, helpful, and personable. I felt like our concerns were heard, procedures explained in a way we could understand. Doctor Quickert's no-nonsense approach was refreshing after having not-so-great treatment from others. We felt instantly comfortable and informed after our very first visit."
- FREE Initial Evaluation with comprehensive ultrasound
- EVLT (Laser Ablation)
- RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation)
- Foam Sclerotherapy / Varithena
- Spider Vein Therapy
- Micro Phlebectomy (Vein Stripping)
- Intravenous Ultrasound (IVUS)
- Venous Stenting
- Angioplasty (Balloon)
- Compression Therapy
- IVC (Intra Vena Cava) filter placement / removal
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Port / Central Line / PICC Line placement / removal
EVLT (Laser Ablation)
Varicose veins are more than just an eyesore. Sometimes they hurt and make everyday life uncomfortable. EVLT is a procedure that closes varicose veins, restoring proper circulation and causing the twisted, bulging veins to disappear over the course of a few weeks.
What Does EVLT/RFA Treat?
EVLT is used to treat varicose veins. Varicose veins are veins that have been stretched and twisted so much that they are no longer effective at moving blood through the body. These veins can be anywhere from unsightly to itchy or painful.
What is Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy (EVLT)/RFA?
EVLT is a minimally invasive procedure that makes use of catheters, lasers, radiofrequency, and ultrasound to treat varicose veins. This procedure is performed most often on veins that are still relatively straight and untwisted. The EVLT procedure begins with an interventional radiologist inserting a catheter into the varicose vein. Using ultrasound to see inside the patient, the doctor guides the catheter through the vein. A laser at the end of the catheter heats the walls of the vein, which closes it. This causes blood to stop flowing through the vein.
As the body recovers after the procedure, circulation becomes more efficient since blood is not flowing through a faulty vein and the problem vein shrinks and fades.