Endovenous Laser Ablation Specialist

Mark A. Schwartz, MD, FACS, RPVI -  - Vascular Surgeon

North Shore Vein Center

Mark A. Schwartz, MD, FACS, RPVI

Vascular Surgeon located in Lake Success, NY

Endovenous laser ablation is a vein treatment for diseased veins. It’s an excellent alternative to vein stripping, as it’s an outpatient procedure requiring only local anesthesia. At North Shore Vein Center in Lake Success, New York, Mark Schwartz, MD, FACS, RPVI, a top-rated vein specialist, expertly performs endovenous laser ablation for rapid symptom relief with no downtime. Call the office to book your appointment today.

Endovenous Laser Ablation Q & A

What is endovenous laser ablation?

Endovenous laser ablation is an alternative to old-fashioned vein stripping and other laser varicose vein treatments. In this procedure, Dr. Schwartz uses the state-of-the-art CoolTouch CTEV™ Laser System to gently treat the vein through a small incision. Dr. Schwartz is the only physician in the Long Island area who’s trained in CoolTouch laser treatments.

How does endovenous laser ablation work?

Dr. Schwartz administers local anesthesia and inserts a laser fiber into your diseased vein. The micro-pulsing laser tip heats the vein interior, which triggers it to seal shut. Dr. Schwartz monitors the laser fiber using ultrasound imaging to ensure optimal placement and success. 

The blood is rerouted to healthy veins nearby. You wear compression stockings home from the treatment session and you can walk immediately. As soon as the treatment is over, you experience varicose vein symptom relief.

You have a follow-up appointment at North Shore Vein Center a week after your treatment, so Dr. Schwartz can assess results and determine whether you need touch-ups.

What are the advantages of endovenous laser ablation?

Endovenous laser ablation is superior to older varicose vein treatments like vein stripping in several important ways, including:

More comfortable

Endovenous laser ablation is considerably more comfortable than vein stripping, and it’s also more comfortable than traditional laser treatments because the CoolTouch laser doesn’t harm the tissue around your vein in any way. It’s the most comfortable laser varicose vein removal option available today and most patients say it’s virtually painless. 

More convenient

Vein stripping typically takes place in a hospital setting, but Dr. Schwartz performs endovenous laser ablation at the comfortable and convenient North Shore Vein Center facility in about 45 minutes in most cases. 

No downtime

There’s no downtime with endovenous laser ablation. You can schedule your treatment and resume your usual routine the same day. You can resume strenuous activity in a few days.

Less bruising 

Endovenous laser ablation causes less bruising than other vein removal methods and you’ll have little to no scarring afterward. 

Great success rate

Endovenous laser ablation with CoolTouch has a 98-100% success rating. Patients love their results!

All-around, endovenous laser ablation is the most comfortable, effective, and convenient laser treatment for varicose veins today. 

To learn more about painless varicose vein treatment with endovenous laser ablation, call North Shore Vein Center today.