Endovenous Laser Ablation in Portland, ME
Get rid of your unwanted varicose veins once and for all with minimally invasive endovenous laser ablation. Dr. Robert Abrahamsen and the expert team at Advanced Vein Center are dedicated to giving you the quality care you deserve, so you can go back to living your healthiest and happiest life. We are proud to offer endovenous laser ablation to men and women in Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, and the neighboring communities in Maine.
What is Endovenous Laser Ablation?
Endovenous laser ablation or endovenous laser treatment (ELVT) uses advanced laser technology to close off varicose veins, relieving you of their chronic discomfort and appearance. Endovenous laser ablations typically involve delivering laser heat directly into the affected vein using a very narrow catheter. The heat causes the vessel walls to seal closed, so the vein is eventually eliminated through the body’s natural processes. Blood is then rerouted through healthy veins nearby, which means no more discomfort and no more bulging veins.
How Much does Endovenous Laser Ablation Cost?
The cost of your endovenous laser ablation is going to vary depending on your current health insurance plan and the extent of treatment needed to help you achieve your desired results. To get a more accurate estimate of the cost of your endovenous laser ablation, we encourage you to come into our office for a private consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen and his skilled team.
What Can I Expect During my Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment?
Our endovenous laser ablation treatments are performed by Dr. Abrahamsen at Advanced Vein Center on an outpatient basis and do not require any type of anesthesia. During treatment, a single micro-incision is used to insert a very thin and narrow catheter into the treated area. Because the incision is so small, there is no stitching required following treatment, and no scars will remain following treatment. The catheter will emit laser technology into the treated areas, sealing the affected veins and redirecting blood flow for ultimate results.
What Can I Expect After my Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment?
Because endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive treatment that doesn’t require any anesthesia, patients are able to return back to their normal daily activities including work immediately following their treatment. Dr. Abrahamsen may ask that you wear compression garments for about five to seven days following your endovenous laser treatment to promote proper healing and increase the circulation of blood in your treated areas.
Is Endovenous Laser Ablation Right for Me?
If you’re looking for an easy, minimally invasive treatment to relieve your body of chronic discomfort and the unsightly appearance of varicose veins, endovenous laser ablation at the Advanced Vein Center may be right for you. The best way to find out if endovenous laser ablation is right for you is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, assess your condition, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate wellness goals.
Dr. Robert Abrahamsen and the expert team at Advanced Vein Center are proud to offer advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for your vein disorder. Located in the heart of Portland, we are happy to offer our services to men and women in Westbrook, Scarborough, and the neighboring communities in Maine. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen today.