What does the procedure involve?
Doppler scan and venogram are performed in CAT lab and the veins to be treated are marked with a pen. Leg is cleaned and covered with drapes.

A small amount of local anaesthetic is injected into the skin over the vein and a needle is inserted into it. A wire is passed through the needle . The needle is removed and a catheter (thin plastic tubing) is passed over the wire and the wire is removed under CAT or doppler guidance.

A laser fibre is passed upto the highest point as decided.Local anaesthetic solution is then injected around the vein through multiple tiny needle pricks. The laser is then fired up and pulled down . The laser and catheter are removed and the needle puncture covered with a small dressing. The treatment takes about 45-60 minutes per leg.If you’re having both legs treated the process is repeated on the other leg.

A compression stocking is then put on.

Patient can leave the hospital within hours.

Return to normal activity very next day.

Follow up for Ulcer care
Follow up Periodically