Dr Anushtup De

Dr. Anushtup De

MBBS, DNB (Surgery), MRCS (Edinburgh) FIAS, FIAGES, FALS
General | Minimal access |Bariatric | Laser Surgery

Endovenous Laser Varicose Vein Surgery

Endovenous laser varicose vein surgery is a procedure that uses heat from a laser to reduce varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, bulging veins that often happen on the thighs or calves. A laser is a device that sends a thin beam of radiation in the form of light.

Laser surgery closes and shrinks the varicose vein and causes scar tissue within the vessel. This seals off the vein. Blood then flows through other nearby veins instead.


At home

After you go home, be sure to follow any instructions from your provider. You may be told to:

  • Put an ice pack over the area for 15 minutes at a time, to help reduce swelling.
  • Check the incision sites every day. It’s normal to see light pink fluid on the bandage.
  • Keep the incision sites out of water for 48 hours. You may need to take a sponge bath until the bandages are removed.
  • Wear compression stockings for a few days or weeks, if advised. These stockings gently squeeze your legs. This helps to prevent swelling in your legs. It can also help stop your blood from clotting or pooling.
  • Not sit or lie down for long periods of time. Keep your leg raised when sitting.
  • Not stand for long periods of time.
  • Walk about 3 times a day for 10 to 20 minutes each time. Do this for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Keep active, but don’t run, jump, or lift heavy things for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Not take hot baths for 1 to 2 weeks.


en it comes to medicine, be sure to:

  • Take over-the-counter pain medicine as needed, and only if advised by your healthcare provider. Some medicines can increase bleeding.
  • Ask your healthcare provider when it will be safe to take blood-thinning medicine again if you stopped taking it for the surgery

Your healthcare provider may want to give you an exam at a follow-up visit. He or she may use ultrasound to make sure the laser procedure worked.

Call your healthcare provider if you have:

  • Signs of infection in the treated area. These include redness, warmth, or fluid leaking from the incision. 
  • Swelling that gets worse, or new swelling
  • Any pain that keeps you from doing your normal activities

Your healthcare provider may give you other instructions, depending on your situation.

Next steps

Before you agree to the test or the procedure make sure you know:

  • The name of the test or procedure
  • The reason you are having the test or procedure
  • What results to expect and what they mean
  • The risks and benefits of the test or procedure
  • What the possible side effects or complications are
  • When and where you are to have the test or procedure
  • Who will do the test or procedure and what that person’s qualifications are
  • What would happen if you did not have the test or procedure
  • Any alternative tests or procedures to think about
  • When and how will you get the results
  • How much will you have to pay for the test or procedure

Get In Touch


Sarvodaya Hospital & Research Centre Sector 8


1800 313 1414

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