Question: What Can Be Done To Correct Venous Insufficiency And Varicose Veins Without Surgery?
Question: How Is The EVLT Procedure Different From Vein Stripping?
With vein stripping, the doctor makes an incision in your groin and ties off the vein, then a stripper tool is threaded through the saphenous vein, pulling the vein out of your leg through a second incision above your calf. During EVLT, there is no surgery , instead the vein remains in place and is closed using laser energy. This virtually eliminates the bruising, pain and trauma associated with vein stripping (i.e. this may result from the tearing of side branch veins when the saphenous vein is pulled out). Vein stripping is usually performed in the operating room under general anesthesia, while the EVLT procedure is performed on an outpatient basis with only local anesthesia and mild sedation. Cosmetically, the EVLT procedure is far more superior because there are no incisions, no swelling and much less pain.
Question: Is The Procedure Painful?
Patients report feeling little or no pain. There is only a slight needle prick and some pressure. Your doctor will give you a local anesthetic to numb the injection site and some mild sedation to make you more comfortable.
Question: How Quickly Can I Return To Normal Activities?
Most patients can resume normal activities within 1-2 days. For a few weeks after your treatment, your doctor may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest that you refrain from strenuous activities (heavy lifting) or prolonged periods of standing.
Question: Is This Covered By Insurance?
Insurance coverage is determined on a per case basis and medical necessity. Your doctor can discuss your coverage when you meet for your consultation.
Question: How Effective Is This Treatment?
Recently published data reports that 2 years following treatment, 90 percent of the treated saphenous veins remain closed and free from reflux, the underlying cause of varicose veins.
At The Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, we like to keep you fully informed during the entire process of your treatment. From your first contact seeking information about our services, all the way through your corrective procedures & beyond. Our specialty trained physicians would like to personally give some responses to some of the most frequently asked questions.
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“The most friendliest staff I have ever encountered.”
“I had the beginnings of bad veins since childhood. After giving birth to my son my veins were at their worst! I wore pants to cover them even in the summer. One vein was so bad it could be seen through my pant leg in certain cases. The staff here is exceptional. They brought healing to my legs and were extremely caring and supportive along the way. Thank you!!”
This clinic Central Florida Vein and Vascular is amazing!!!!!! After my painless treatment through this clinic I feel like I was given a beautiful new set of legs! Not only did I get rid of the uncomfortable leg pains, I am also now able to wear shorts and skirts!!!!!! I am glad that I made this choice to get the treatment and the pain was minimal. I thank you and I salute this clinic!!!!!
I suffered with chronic foot and leg cramps NIGHTLY for 3 years. The first day I wore the knee-high compression hose…NO CRAMPS!!! Of course I’m thrilled with my procedure – I can sleep again!!
“Very personal, professional staff. Everyone was so helpful! As this was my first procedure, everyone was very informative. I will definitely refer to friends/family.”
Finally! Thank you for caring! A doctor that wants to help!
They are the Best! The staff is amazing. Professional, compassionate, and my legs are so much better! Dr. Horowitz is amazing. Thank you for everything!
I look 40 years younger! These guys are all my loves… and I mean all of ‘em! Very satisfied!
This is an amazing office. The care I received from both Dr. Horowitz and Jason was exceptional and the results are astonishing. The office staff was always amazing too. Dealing with my insurance was very challenging; Theresa was a trooper and never gave up. This office changed my life and my appearance. Thank you.
“Everyone I have met so far is super nice! Sure makes a difference.”
“Since I have been coming here, for several procedures, everyone from Nicole at the front desk all the way to Dr. Horowitz have been friendly, kind, and professional. Also, I’ve had hardly any pain.”
“I truly enjoyed my visits to the vein center. The staff were polite, professional and really cared about my feelings and the procedures they were performing. I felt comfortable in asking questions and they were answered to my satisfaction”.
“Everyone is very helpful and concerned. Not a put on! My blood pressure was high and Pat was very worried. She assisted me with getting water so I could take my medication. Wonderful Staff!!”
“I had suffered with tired legs for too long. I talked to a lot of friends, went on the internet, asked my primary care doctor, you name it. Everything I learned led me to Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center. They did a remarkable job.”
“After completing two procedures with Dr. Horowitz and the CFV&VC staff, I would trust no one else with my vascular health. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough. They take time to answer your questions and provide a professional and warm environment to receive your care in. Thank you…from my toes to the bottom of my heart”
“My experience was amazing. I felt comfortable the entire time. All the staff was happy and helpful!”