Best Rx: Access Care: Is there a laser treatment for varicose veins?

Kevin SullivanAtlanta’s local doctors provide answers to all your medical questions. One Best Self reader asked: Is there a laser treatment for varicose veins?

Kevin Sullivan, MD from Vein and Vascular Specialists at Atlanta Access Care: The Endovenous laser treatment is a quick, minimally-invasive outpatient procedure performed using imaging guidance. Once the diseased vein is closed with this therapy, other healthy veins take over to carry blood, re-establishing normal flow. The treatment takes about an hour and provides rapid relief. If you have symptoms caused by varicose veins, most insurance companies will pay for the procedure.

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