Endovenous laser is a favoured alternative treatment to conventional saphenectomy (vein stripping) practiced in some public hospitals. Learn more about the procedure
Endovenous laser treatment is used to treat saphenous veins’ insufficiency. The technique consists of introducing a laser fiber, under the skin near the calf or knee region. The varicose vein is then closed (cauterized) due to the heat generated by the laser light. The sealed saphenous vein completely disappears a few months later. The blood circulating in this vein naturally finds a new path in surrounding veins. The treatment is performed under local anesthesia. Everything is done at the doctor’s clinic, without an incision in the groin or leg, which minimizes scarring.
Why do patients consider endovenous laser as a better treatment: What qualifications and standards exist?
Dr. Mercier is considered as a leader in endovenous laser procedures. As a pioneer of this innovative technique, he has now performed multiple procedures for more than 15 years. This technique is considered as a better alternative to conventional saphenectomy (“stripping”), allowing for simple post-operative treatment aftercare. Endovenous laser is most often used for small to medium saphenous veins.