Dr. Whitney is a specialist in Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT®) and several other revolutionary procedures that eliminate unhealthy and unsightly veins – all with little or no discomfort.
EVLT® is an FDA-approved alternative to old-fashioned and less effective vein stripping surgery. Unlike vein stripping, this outpatient treatment is quick and virtually pain-free. Most patients return to normal activity within a day or so. During EVLT®, a thin laser fiber is guided by ultrasound into the vein to deliver laser heat to the diseased vein wall. This causes the vein to close and eliminates the venous reflux at its source. Healthy veins around the closed vein restore the normal flow of blood. After a few weeks, symptoms from the varicose veins improve and unsightly veins on the surface of the skin usually shrink.
Before EVLT®, an ultrasound of your legs will be performed to allow the creation of a customized, individual treatment plan.