Dr B.T
  • Angiologist Phlebologist Laser Endo and Exo Venous Vascular Doppler Echo
  • Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Limoges
  • Old officer of Limoges and Toulouse hospitals
  • Member of the French Society of Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Laser Endovenous doctor
  • Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier
  • Member of the French College of vascular disease
  • Member of the Vascular Medicine Society
  • Member of the French Society of Lymphology
What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency is a common disease that affects a population predominantly female (2 women to 1 man in 10).

The varicose veins are dilated superficial veins permanently and abnormally, which prevents some of the blood back to the heart (reflux).
The superficial veins drain only 5% of the blood volume and can sometimes expand, causing stagnation of varicose veins. They are a sign of changes already advanced chronic venous insufficiency can cause the onset of serious complications: skin disorders “ocher dermatitis, chronic ulcers and varicose eczema” clot in the legs appear superficial veins

Principle of the technique

The operation is performed in the operating room under spinal anesthesia.
The doctor inserted into the vein to be treated, using a catheter with a needle at the ankle or knee, an optical fiber that goes on top of the diseased vein.

Then the doctor slowly withdraws the fiber by performing laser shots. These shots issue of the light is transformed into heat in contact with blood. This heat causes the retraction and the destruction of the diseased vein with no damage to surrounding tissue.

The diseased vein is treated in its entire length and gradually disappears in 4-6 months.
The procedure is performed under ultrasound guidance.

It lasts 30 to 45 minutes.
This is an outpatient treatment with a hospital half a day.

At the end of the procedure, the patient is fully autonomous, it can walk again and resume normal activities, except the important physical tests.
Postoperative are very light: Possible stretching sensation in the thigh for two or three days, few bruises.

What are the endo venous laser indications?

This technique is applied as well to the great saphenous vein has the small saphenous vein.
However, this treatment is not applicable to very complex and tortuous veins recurrences are an indication for conventional surgery.

What are the advantages of endo venous laser ?

The least invasive and quickest solution for the treatment of varicose veins.
Leaves no scar for an excellent cosmetic result.
Does not damage the surrounding tissue, which considerably limits hematomas.
Allows a rapid return to normal activity.