Endovenous laser treatment (ELT) is a minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. Commonly performed by a phlebologist, interventional radiologist or vascular surgeon.
Endovenous laser treatment treats varicose veins using an optical fiber that is inserted into the vein to be treated, and laser light, normally in the infrared portion of the spectrum, shines into the interior of the vein.
This causes the vein to contract, and the optical fiber is slowly withdrawn. Some minor complications can occur, including thrombophlebitis, pain, hematoma, edema and infection, which can lead to cellulitis.
For this procedure, the doctor can use a Vein Finder to successfully perform this operation. Being used on the skin, the Vein Finder produced a projection of the venous map on the patient’s skin or the screen, providing the doctor with information about the right vein to insert the optic fiber into.
Using this device, the doctor can assure the fast workflow, along with the puncture success rate and patient satisfaction.