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The Pros and Cons of Laser Treatments for Varicose Veins

At Advanced Vascular, Dr Maged Aziz (Vascular Surgeon and Varicose Veins Specialist) offers solutions for people who are suffering from varicose veins. With our broad range of options, we seek to help you with safe, non-surgical treatment. One such path to relieving your discomfort is Radiofrequency Ablation for varicose veins.

stretching outdoorsEndovenous Ablation Therapy with Radiofrequqncy Ablation, called RFA for short, leads to the ablation of the targeted vein while being minimally invasive. It involves a thin catheter being inserted into the vein via a pinhole incision. The heat emitted causes the vein to close and seal off, with blood rerouted to healthy veins.

Why Choose Laser Endovenous Treatment (EVT)?

There are several advantages to choosing EVTLA to treat varicose veins:

  • Easy. You’ll walk out of our clinic and can return to normal activities next day.
  • Efficient. More than one vein can be treated during a session.
  • Painless. This procedure is performed under local analgesia.
  • Durable. The vein is unlikely to grow back or reopen with minimal chance of recurrence 1-2%.
  • Safe. EVT has been used for varying types of medical procedures and is proven to be safe and effective.

Other forms of treatment for varicose veins such as VenaSeal, LASER and Ultrasound-guided Injection Sclerotherapy are also available depending on each individual suitability.

Open Surgery under General Anaesthesia by tying and stripping involves a larger incision, is also an option for patients whose veins are anatomically unsuitable for EVT.

A Medicare-Covered Service

EVT has been allocated a Medicare item number, so it is an approved service. Private health insurance also covers EVT.

If you’re interested in exploring all possible options for varicose vein treatment, we offer all forms depending on your suitability and preference.


Causing a minimal amount of interference in your life, this treatment blocks varicose veins by the injecting an adhesive material.

Ultrasound-guided Injection sclerotherapy.

This treatment involves a detergent solution injected into the vein that causes the blood vessel to transform into scar tissue and disappear from view. It is done in the rooms in about half an hour.


This method, also called ligation and stripping, is a traditional approach that involves a more formal surgery.

To find out more, please visit our website and review the detailed information and Video animations to help you understanding the different options, or contact our clinic today on 1300 482 728!



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