Laser Vein Treatments Specialist

Continental Medical

Philip LoPresti, MD

Vascular Surgeon located in Forest Hills, NY

Advancements in laser technology offer a minimally invasive alternative to reduce the appearance of swollen, bulging veins. To learn how this revolutionary method can eliminate your spider and varicose veins, visit Dr. Philip LoPresti at Continental Medical in Forest Hills, New York. To schedule a personalized consultation, book online or call the office today.

Laser Vein Treatments Q & A

What is laser vein treatment?

Laser vein treatment, also called endovenous laser ablation therapy, is a procedure to heal and reduce the appearance of varicose veins. This technique helps to destroy the main superficial vein that is often the source of bulging discomforting varicose veins. The laser method provides an alternative to surgery in the majority of cases.

What happens during a laser vein treatment session?

At Continental Medical Dr. LoPresti has performed over 5000 endovenous laser procedures.  This procedure is done on an outpatient basis in our AAAASF certified facility. This procedure can be done with either local or sedation anesthesia.  A small laser fiber is inserted into the main vein of the leg (saphenous) and upon firing the laser the vein collapses removing the pressure within the system.  After this phlebectomy, vein interruption, may be performed.

The procedure generally takes less than an hour, and the incision is small enough that many times stitches are not needed.you will then receive a bandage and a period of observation prior to your departure.

What can I expect after laser vein treatment?

It’s helpful to walk around after a laser vein treatment to encourage blood flow. You might experience some bruising on the leg, but this generally subsides within two weeks. Once you’re home, you should stay with your leg elevated for the remainder of the day.  The following day compression stockings are recommended during the day for approximately one week. This improves circulation in your legs and prevents clotting.

Depending on your specific condition, Dr. LoPresti recommends a healthy level of activity. This might include staying active, walking, and not lying down for long periods of time.

You’ll come back to the office for a follow-up visit, where Dr. LoPresti checks your healing progress and recommends any additional steps.

What are the benefits of laser vein treatment?

Laser vein treatment is one of the most effective ways to eliminate varicose veins. Because it’s an office-based procedure, you don’t need a hospital stay, and you’ll be able to return to your activities sooner than with traditional surgery.

Unlike traditional vein stripping surgery, laser vein treatment has been a revolutionary treatment for patients.  It allows you to regain mobility in your legs and relief of symptoms in a shorter amount of time.

To request a laser vein treatment consultation, call Continental Medical or book an appointment online today.