Varicose Veins(EVLT)

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just under the skin and usually occur in the legs. Varicose veins are a common condition caused by weak or damaged vein walls and valves.

For some people, varicose veins and spider veins (which is a milder form of varicose veins) may be a simple cosmetic problem, but for others, varicose veins may cause aches and pains in the legs and may also lead to more serious conditions if left untreated.

EVLT (Laser) Treatment cost in Bangalore

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Consultation Cost Rs. 800 Rs. 299
Diagnostics Rs. 3000 - Rs. 6000 Rs. 1500 - Rs. 4000
Surgery Cost Rs. 60000 - Rs. 85000 Rs. 40000 - Rs. 60000
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EVLT (Laser) Treatment cost in Chennai

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Consultation Cost Rs. 800 Rs. 299
Diagnostics Rs. 2160 - Rs. 3680 Rs. 1728 - Rs. 2944
Surgery Cost Rs. 60000 - Rs. 92000 Rs. 42000 - Rs. 73600
Estimated Total Rs. 79320 Rs. 60285

EVLT (Laser) Treatment cost in Hyderabad

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Consultation Cost Rs. 800 Rs. 299
Diagnostics Rs. 3500 - Rs. 6000 Rs. 1500 - Rs. 4000
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EVLT (Laser) Treatment cost in Pune

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Consultation Cost Rs. 800 Rs. 299
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Surgery Cost Rs. 25920 - Rs. 87808 Rs. 18144 - Rs. 70246
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About the Surgery

Varicose vein stripping is a surgical procedure that removes varicose veins from the legs or thighs. Varicose veins are the puffy and twisted veins that you can see under the skin.

Varicose veins form in the legs when the valves in the veins aren’t functioning correctly. Veins normally have one-way valves that prevent your blood from flowing back up toward the heart

Varicose vein stripping treats varicose veins and helps prevent them from coming back. The procedure is also known as vein stripping with ligation, avulsion, or ablation.

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Varicose veins are enlarged twisted veins. They generally occur in the legs due to malfunctioning veins mainly caused due to the pressure created from standing and sitting for a long time.

Treatment options (minimally invasive procedures) for varicose veins include:

  • EVLA/EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment): It is the most popular, best treatment available. It uses ultrasound and laser to heat the vein, which causes the vein to close. It’s an out-patient procedure, that’s quick and easy to perform. It is minimally invasive with no major scars, minimal pain, and excellent clinical results. EVLT has much better results than open surgery, takes around 30 minutes to administer and you can immediately resume normal activities.
  • Sclerotherapy: It’s often the treatment choice for small varicose veins also known as Spider veins. It is a minimally invasive procedure, in which a solution is injected directly into the vein, due to which the vein collapses. This procedure does not involve incisions and stitches to care for. With minimal recovery time, you can get up and start walking soon after the procedure.

Based on the stage of varicose veins the doctor will choose to administer either medical intervention or surgical intervention. The doctor may suggest lifestyle changes during the early stages of varicose veins.

Lifestyle changes: These include exercising, losing weight, not wearing tight clothing, or elevating your legs.

Compression stockings: Compression stockings help by squeezing your leg muscles helping blood move more efficiently. For the early stages of varicose veins, your doctor may suggest you wear this.

Surgical Interventions: For those stages of varicose veins that cannot be managed through lifestyle changes or medications, surgical intervention is used. There are multiple procedures that can be used to relieve you of your symptoms and condition.

  • Vein ligation or vein stripping: This is one of the older and traditional methods used to treat this condition. This involves the removal of the bad vein from your leg through small incisions. 

  • Laser Treatment: This is a minimally invasive method in which a laser is used to burn the vein. This is done through a single tiny incision that is made at the bottom of the bad vein. The doctor then guides a catheter the size of a pen to refill up the vein using ultrasound or x-ray as guidance. 
  • The laser fiber is then passed through this catheter and both the fiber can catheters are pulled back slowly destroying the vein completely. This then gets absorbed by the body. This is done as a day-care procedure, and you are able to go home on the same day

  • Sclerotherapy: A medical solution or foam is injected into your vein that will close your vein in a few week's time.  This procedure is used for Spider veins or very initial stages of Varicose Veins.

Varicose veins are formed when the valves in a vein malfunction or are weak. Your veins help return the blood back to your heart for purification. 

The blood in your legs has to move up against gravity to reach the heart. Muscle contractions in your lower legs act as pumps, and elastic vein walls help blood return to your heart. 

Your veins also have valves that prevent the back-flow of blood. If these valves are weak or damaged, blood can flow backward and pool in the vein, causing the veins to stretch or twist.

There are many reasons or a combination of reasons why your valves malfunction. They are:

  • Age: Ageing can cause wear and tear on the valves that prevent the back-flow of blood in your veins. Aging increases the risk of varicose veins.
  • Gender: Varicose veins are more common among women especially during pregnancy and menopause. This is because of hormonal changes in their body which can cause vein walls to relax thus leading to the pooling of blood in their veins.
  • Pregnancy: Pregnancy causes the amount of blood flowing through your body to increase substantially to support your fetus. This may also lead to enlargement of veins. Hormonal changes can also play a role.
  • Standing for long periods of time: This exerts extra pressure on your leg muscles and valves causing wear and tear quickly.
  • Family history: There is a chance that you may be prone to varicose veins if other members of your family have it.

1. Overview: EVLT is a minimally invasive procedure. It uses ultrasound and laser to heat the vein, which causes the vein to close.

2. Snapshots:

  • Procedure Type: LASER
  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia
  • Hospitalization: 0-1 day
  • Procedure time: 30-45 minutes
  • Recovery Time: 2-3 days

3. Post-Surgical Care

    • Wear compression stockings
    • Medications prescribed by the doctor need to be take
    • Avoid activities involving lots of movement, such as picking weights, exercising vigorously and jogging
    • Avoid hot tub baths
    • You can start 30 minutes’ walk per day

4. Advantages of this ProcedureIt’s an out-patient procedure, that’s quick and easy to perform. It is minimally invasive with no major scars, minimal pain, and excellent clinical results. EVLT has much better results than open surgery and you can immediately resume normal activities.

Symptoms can be divided into those that you can see and those that you can see and feel.

Symptoms that you can see:

  • Veins that appear twisted, bulged, and worm-like
  • Change in color of the affected area.  You may notice a dark purple or blue color in that area

Symptoms that you can feel:
  • Dull aching pain in your legs​
  • Muscle cramping, swelling, and tightness in your lower legs
  • Itching around the affected vein
  • Pain in your legs after sitting or standing for long periods of time

EVLA stands for Endovenous Laser Ablation. It may also be referred to as EVLT or Endovenous Laser Treatment. This procedure uses laser energy to treat varicose veins under local anesthesia. 

This method has many advantages over the traditional vein stripping method. EVLA is usually a day-care procedure, which means you get discharged on the same day. 

The patient also does not have any visible cuts, stitches, or scars after the procedure.

1. Overview: In this minimally invasive procedure, a solution is injected directly into the vein, due to which the vein collapses.

2. Snapshots:

  • Procedure Type: Minimally invasive
  • Anesthesia: Anesthesia not required
  • Hospitalization: 0-1 day
  • Procedure time: 30-45 minutes
  • Recovery Time: 0 days

3. Post-Surgical Care: 

  • Wear compression stockings
  • Avoid strenuous activities for about 2 weeks 
  • Avoid sun exposure to the treated area to avoid dark patches on the skin
  • Keep on moving legs to avoid blood clot formation

4. Advantages of this Procedure: The procedure does not involve incisions and stitches to care for. With minimal recovery time, you can get up and start walking soon after the procedure.

    If left untreated, varicose veins can lead to multiple complications such as ulcers, bleeding, or even blood clots. 

    Ulcers can form near the varicose veins and are characterized by severe discoloration and pain. Some varicose veins that are close to the skin can burst to lead to blood loss.

    There are no real methods to completely prevent varicose veins from occurring. However, improving circulation and the muscle tone in the area will help reduce chances. Other lifestyle changes that one can adopt to reduce chances are by:

    • ​Not wearing high heels
    • Not sitting or standing continuously for long periods of time
    • Watching your weight
    • Eating a healthy, high-fiber diet

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    In most scenarios doctors will avoid surgery for women who are pregnant

    The treatment involved destroying or removing the affected veins. Therefore these veins do not exist in your body anymore. However, the condition can develop on new veins. Post treatment, the doctor will suggest lifestyle changes to reduce chances of new varicose veins from developing.

    These stockings prevent varicose veins by building up pressure in the legs by, basically, squeezing it. Due to this pressure, it restricts the blood from pooling in the veins and increasing the blood circulation. Stockings must be used only if prescribed by a doctor.

    Best way to prevent is by adjusting the mother's sleeping position. Sleeping on your left side may help prevent varicose veins from forming and ease the symptoms of existing varicose veins. This sleeping position helps reduce the pressure that your expanding uterus puts on the big vein in your pelvic area, which is located on the middle-right side of your body.
    A surgical treatment, which closes the affected vein by heating the inside walls of the affected veins with a laser. This treatment is by far one of the safest compared to traditional surgeries such as sclerotherapy. The patients are almost immediately relieved of their symptoms. EVLT-Endovenous Laser Therapy.

    No. Closing dysfunctional veins will actually improve blood flow. The body will adapt and the blood that was previously pumped up through the dysfunctional vein will now be redirected through other veins. The body will even develop new veins.

    No, they are not. There are 3 main venous systems in our body - deep, superficial and perforators. Varicose veins can occur on any of these. The treatment is decided based on which area it has affected. 

    In most cases, any Varicose veins that had appeared after the start of pregnancy will disappear post childbirth. You need to consult your doctor to know if surgery is required, and if it is, should it be performed before or after childbirth. Complications are rare as it’s an outpatient procedure, however consulting your doctor is required.

    No, there are several veins in the legs. When one faulty vein is closed, the blood flow re-routes itself through the normal veins, hence improving the overall blood flow.

    Compression stockings should be worn as much as possible, both during day and night, without folds. Correctly and effectively wearing them is necessary. Also, one should consult his/her doctor before using the stockings.

    Since the affected vein gets removed, chances of recurrence are very low. But if the same lifestyle is maintained, chances of varicose veins appearing in a different vein increase. The doctor will suggest some lifestyle changes to prevent this.

    Most insurances cover this kind of treatment. Also, at Medfin we accept all insurances. You may talk to our medical coordinator to know more.

    You can do so if the condition is in its initial stages. This can be done with conservative or medical management. However, stages 3 and 4 of the condition require you to have a minimally invasive procedure done, and surgery, in some cases. You’ll need to consult your doctor to know better.

    Left untreated, they can worsen over time, increasing pain, swelling, skin discoloration and breakdown. They may cause inflamed veins and chronic wounds or ulcers, and cause heaviness in the legs.

    Vascular surgeons are specialists, trained to treat the diseases of vascular system. They perform surgeries and prescribe medications and exercises for the patients’ better health.

    There are several myths which suggest that varicose veins are an inevitable sign of aging, and they occur only to old people. There are other myths suggesting that running can cause varicose veins and that surgery is the only cure.

    Vascular surgeons are highly trained to treat diseases of the vascular system. A vascular surgeon not only performs surgeries but will also prescribe medications and exercises to patients who do not need surgery.

    Vascular diseases are those medical conditions that affect the blood vessel of the body which consist of veins and arteries. When arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood and veins carrying blood back to the heart malfunction, it can affect various other parts of the body. Conditions such as hardening or blockage of the arteries can obstruct the flow of blood to any part of the body. Other vascular problems may be congenital or develop after pregnancy or a health issue.

    We provide surgery, endovascular surgery and non-surgical procedures for an array of vascular conditions. To learn more about the treatments we offer, please see our Vascular Conditions page.

    At Medfin, we are partnered with diagnostic centers that have state-of-the-art non-invasive vascular laboratories which are available for comprehensive diagnostic testing of all arteries and veins in the body (with the exception of the brain and heart). Our partner technologists are all highly trained, very experienced, and experts in the testing they perform.

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    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. We all have great relief and out of mental stigma. Staff is very cordial and understanding, they always greeted us warmly and gave utmost support. We can't even imagine where we would be without Doc &amp; his team's help

    Dr. Uthappa is a very sincere doctor

    I had visited Dr. MC Uthappa for venous ulcer treatment ,he diagnosed varicose veins in my legs and suggest for laser treatment (EVLT) . My venous ulcer also healed completely.I am really happy. Dr. MC Uthappa is really very nice and friendly person he's very sincere in work. I really thank you sir

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    Thank you Medfin. They ensured the whole process from selecting a very experienced doctor to offering the latest procedure at a very reasonable price. They also arranged a follow up post my surgery with the doctor to ensure my recovery was on track. Thank you for being there throughout

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    I am Jitendra Jain. I had consulted Dr Shashidhar for my wife Veena Jain's varicose vein problem. Doctor examined her and suggested EVLT procedure. EVLT was done successfully. Post operation because of anesthesia it took longer to gain bladder sensation but it was promptly attended by the doctor. Overall experience was good and doctor also called up to enquire patient health post discharge.

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