Endovenous Ablation Specialist

Continental Medical

Philip LoPresti, MD

Vascular Surgeon located in Forest Hills, NY

The right doctor can easily eliminate the swelling, discomfort, and unsightly appearance of varicose veins with endovenous laser ablation. To learn how this painless, effective method can help you, visit Dr. Philip LoPresti at Continental Medical. A surgeon with expertise in venous conditions, Dr. LoPresti offers endovenous laser ablation to patients in Forest Hills, New York. To schedule a personalized consultation, book online or call the office today.

Endovenous Ablation Q & A

What is endovenous laser ablation?

Endovenous laser ablation is a procedure Dr. LoPresti uses to treat patients with varicose veins. This technique treats the main superficial vein ( saphenos) of the leg, and has replaced the need for surgery in the majority of varicose vein cases today.

What happens during an endovenous laser ablation procedure?

Under sonographic guidance and local anesthesia, or sedation if decided, a small puncture with a needle is made and then Dr. LoPresti guides a small laser fiber into the vein.  Once inside your vein, the laser fiber delivers heat that shrinks and seals the vein. The healthy veins surrounding the closed vein restore the normal flow of blood.

The procedure generally takes less than an hour. Since the incision is small, you won’t need stitches, and you can return home the same day as your procedure.

What can I expect after endovenous laser ablation?

After your procedure, Dr. LoPresti will give you specific instructions to care for the treated area and to help support your healing. This may include recommendations for exercise, compression stockings, or other guidelines. After this type of procedure, it’s important to keep your blood flowing properly and to avoid long periods of sitting or lying down.

Most patients need follow-up treatment to reduce the appearance of varicose veins fully, although uncomfortable symptoms generally disappear after endovenous laser ablation.

What are the benefits of endovenous laser ablation?

Endovenous laser ablation is one of the most effective ways to eliminate varicose veins. Since the treatment is an office-based procedure, you don’t need an expensive hospital stay or time off work.

Unlike traditional vein-stripping surgery, endovenous laser ablation treatment is virtually painless, and it can eliminate discomfort, swelling, ulcers, or other problems in a short amount of time.

To request a consultation about endovenous laser ablation, call Continental Medical or book an appointment online today.