Endovenous Laser Treatment (ELT)

About

Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is an FDA-approved treatment for varicose veins. It has been extensively reviewed by the physicians of The Oregon Clinic to be certain it was safe and effective before introducing it to our patients. Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is a quick, minimally invasive treatment that requires no hospitalization and no complicated surgery. The entire procedure, start to finish, takes about one hour and causes minimal to no pain.  Performed under ultrasound guidance, EVLT use heat to treat the underlying cause of varicose veins by closing off the vein to any future blood flow. Your body then naturally uses other healthy veins to return blood from the heart.

Our Team

Areas of Focus:
Varicose Vein Treatment, Gallbladder, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hernia Repair, Complex Hernias
Areas of Focus:
Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Adrenal Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Varicose Vein Treatment
Areas of Focus:
Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colon and Small Bowel Surgery, Thyroid & Parathyroid Disease, Varicose Vein Treatment
Areas of Focus:
Hernia Surgery - Open and Laparoscopic, Gallbladder Surgery, Sports Hernia, Varicose Vein Treatment, Acute Care Surgery

What to Expect

Your entire course of treatment will be at our center which will save you time and money, avoiding a hospital stay. Usually, you can resume most activities shortly after each session. Prior to your treatment, you will receive detailed post operative instructions.

FAQ

Does Endovenous Laser Treatment (ELT) cause any damage or side effects?

Major complications resulting from ELT are very rare. Various levels of discomfort can occur as well as some bruising, bleeding, numbness in the leg and rarely skin burns. Very rarely (less than 1%), blood clots in the deep veins (Deep Vein Thrombosis) may occur.  People with a history of blood clots in the deep veins (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and inflammation in a small vein near the surface of the skin (thrombophlebitis) may be at greater risk for problems related to varicose vein surgery.

Spider veins appear to be hormonally induced and are associated with pregnancy and menstruation. Although spider veins are not usually symptomatic, the accompanying reticular veins, found deeper in the skin, often cause discomfort. Reticular veins are also referred to as “feeder” veins. Many women have a combination of both varicose and spider veins. While they may seek treatment for cosmetic improvement, many female patients are in fact looking for relief from pain.

An endovenous laser is used to treat large veins beneath the surface of the skin. Surface lasers treat the lighter, more delicate spider veins that appear close to the skin's surface.

Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) and Radiofrequency Ablation are FDA-approved treatments for varicose veins.  Both have been extensively reviewed by the physicians of The Pacific Northwest Vein Center to be certain it was safe and effective before introducing it to our patients. Both procedures are a quick, minimally invasive treatment that requires no hospitalization and no complicated surgery. The entire procedure, start to finish, takes about one hour and causes minimal to no pain.  Performed under ultrasound guidance, EVLT and Radiofrequency Ablation use heat to treat the underlying cause of varicose veins by closing off the vein to any future blood flow. Your body then naturally uses other healthy veins to return blood from the heart.