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Endovenous Ablation Specialist

We're So Vain

General Surgeon & Vascular Surgeon located in New London, CT

Endovenous ablation is a varicose vein procedure that serves as a highly effective alternative to surgical treatments. If you have varicose veins and haven’t found an effective treatment solution, contact board-certified vein specialists Gregory Azia, MD, of We're So Vain in New London, Connecticut, to see if endovenous ablation is right for you. Book your endovenous ablation exam through the website or call the office to schedule a visit.

Endovenous Ablation Q & A

What is endovenous ablation?

Endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive vein treatment that utilizes energy to cauterize (or burn) varicose veins. The purpose is to seal varicose veins shut, so blood has to circulate to healthier surrounding veins. 

What happens during an endovenous ablation?

During your endovenous ablation procedure, Dr. Azia injects a local anesthetic into the area to numb your tissues and minimize discomfort. He makes a small incision and inserts a thin catheter and electrode probe.

Dr. Azia uses ultrasound to visualize your vein and ensure the electrode is in the right area. The probe then sends out an energy that heats your vein to therapeutic temperatures and forces it to close. 

After treating your vein, Dr. Azia removes the probe and seals your incision. Blood quickly reroutes to healthier veins, and over the following several weeks, your treated vein turns to scar tissue and disappears.

Am I a candidate for endovenous ablation?

To determine if endovenous ablation from We're So Vain is right for you, Dr. Azia performs a comprehensive consultation and evaluates your medical history. He has an experienced ultra-sonographer perform a study right in the office to visualize your veins and determine if endovenous ablation is a good option for you. 

In most cases, Dr. Azia can let you know on the spot if you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure, or if another vein treatment would be more effective.

Is an endovenous ablation painful?

Dr. Azia is a leader in the field of vascular health and is a board-certified surgeon. You can feel confident that you’re in capable hands. Dr. Azia uses special techniques to minimize discomfort throughout your procedure, in addition to applying a topical numbing cream and injecting a numbing solution. 

It’s common to feel warmth or burning during your endovenous procedure. However, you shouldn’t feel any serious discomfort. Dr. Azia ensures you’re entirely comfortable throughout your procedure. 

How long does it take to recover from an endovenous ablation?

After your endovenous procedure at We're So Vain, Dr. Azia has you wear compression stockings to reduce swelling and bruising. You can resume most of your normal activities immediately after endovenous ablation. Dr. Azia typically recommends avoiding air travel, long car trips, and strenuous exercise for at least several weeks.

If you’re interested in endovenous ablation, contact We're So Vain for an evaluation today. Click the online scheduling tool or call the office to speak with a team member.