Pelvic Venous Disease Treatments – Venous Embolization
Endovenous Thermal Ablation (EVTA)
Endovenous Thermal Ablation (EVTA) is a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure used to treat venous disease in the legs and the pelvic area. Also referred to as laser therapy, it utilizes high-frequency radio waves directed through a thin tube to create intense heat within the unhealthy vein. This closes up the problem vessel so blood cannot flow through it, redirecting blood flow into healthy veins to allow the blood to return to the heart. Eliminating the unhealthy vein reduces the vein bulging and minimizes pain, swelling, and pressure in the problem area. It is performed as an outpatient procedure with minimal recovery and discomfort.
The goal of varicocele treatment is to stop the backward flow of blood from the body to the scrotum, and therefore to “cool off” the testicles. To achieve this, veins leading from the testis to the body are tied off or interrupted as completely as possible. A single vein is left open (vasal vein) that is not subject to the same issues as the varicose veins and allows the blood to leave the testicle after surgery.
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