We will arrange for a consultation with an experienced varicose veins specialist. The doctor will perform a full varicose vein exam and inform you if any surgical intervention is required.
In case there is a requirement to conduct a varicose vein procedure the doctor will explain the entire procedure and then fix a time for the procedure with you.
On the day of the procedure, come in an hour before the procedure to the clinic and you will be prepared for the procedure. The procedure will last for around 45 - 60 minutes.
After the procedure you will be kept under observation for an hour and then if everything is normal you will be discharged same day.
Dr Rajah Koppala is a surgeon extensively trained in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He acquired his MD in India followed by FRCR & CCST in the United Kingdom. This was followed by an American Interventional Radiology fellowship, followed by united board certification from Emory University hospital, Atlanta.
EVLT is offered as an alternative to traditional surgical vein “stripping” procedures, with the advantages of being more effective, less painful and requiring less downtime.
A tiny laser fiber is inserted into the vein, with ultrasound guidance, to the exact source of the venous problem. Laser pulses are then used to close the vein. It requires a small non-scarring incision in the skin, local anesthesia, no hospitalization and short recovery.
"Dr.Rajah did wonderful job in helping my brother to get to normal life. Doctor did surgery on a very long due vein problems on both legs, there was huge sufferings from over a decade. Surgery happened around 2 months back and my brother has recovered significantly and ready for normal life."
" Hi i’m Ramya, I was suffering from vascular problem. My toes of left leg were amputated and the wound was not healing.I was in extreme pain.. DR. RAJAH V KOPPALA helped me by giving me his treatment. Now I m feeling very well.I can eat and sleep properly and can walk with the support of a walker. sir me and my family are very thankful to you....are blessings are always with you....thank you "
" Treatment was done in most sophisticated technology of laser not cutting. Right now feeling better after vien ablation carried in both lower limbs."
"I had EVLA treatment done for my varicose veins and it wasn't painful at all. My legs feel lighter and do not hurt anymore when someone touches them. I wish I had done this sooner! "
Varicose veins, also known as varicoses or varicosities, occur when your veins become enlarged, dilated, and overfilled with blood. Varicose veins typically appear swollen and raised, and have a bluish-purple or red color. They are often painful.
The condition is very common, especially in women. Around 25 percent of all adults have varicose veins. In most cases, varicose veins appear on the lower legs
All of these veins contain one-way valves to ensure that the blood flows towards the heart. Failure of these valves allows blood to flow backwards down the veins and results in an overload of pressure when standing. This excess pressure leads to widening of the veins so that they do not close properly. Blood then flows back into the leg along these veins and causes varicose veins to develop
While varicose veins can range from mild to severe, those that suffer from the condition should contact a vascular surgeon. If neglected, varicose veins can have major implications for the patient’s health like:
If left untreated, varicose veins usually result in excess blood leaking into the tissues of the leg. The patient will experience painful swelling and inflammation as parts of their skin become dark and discolored. This condition is known as hyperpigmentation.
This is the most serious condition related to varicose veins. DVT usually results in what’s known as a pulling sensation in the legs, stemming from a blood clot. The patient may feel as if their nerves are being pinched with increased redness and swelling in the legs. If the blood clot travels further up the body, the condition could be life-threatening
Your doctor will likely examine your legs and visible veins while you’re sitting or standing to diagnose varicose veins. They may ask you about any pain or symptoms you’re having.
Your doctor may also want to do an ultrasound to check your blood flow. This is a noninvasive test that uses high-frequency sound waves. It allows your doctor to see how blood is flowing in your veins.
EVLT is very successful at treating varicose veins, with excellent long term results. The likelihood of veins coming back from the vein that's been treated is exceptionally low. However, there is no guarantee that you could not develop varicose veins from some other source, or other vein, in your leg. This would be more determined by your genetics than anything else.