With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Mann is the leading expert for laser vein treatment in San Diego. As a fellowship trained vascular surgeon, he is uniquely qualified to provide his patients with the most technologically advanced vein care available anywhere.
Today’s varicose vein treatment options are simple, safe, minimally invasive and virtually pain-free. Best of all there’s no down-time and many of the procedures are covered by medical insurance plans. Done in the office in less than an hour patients can walk out and be symptom free almost immediately.
Endovenous Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins (EVLT)
The EVLT™ Procedure (endovenous laser therapy) – has replaced vein stripping, the traditional treatment for varicose veins in San Diego. Vein stripping was a major surgical procedure requiring hospitalization, general anesthesia and several weeks of recovery time. During Endovenous Laser Ablation, the physician uses ultrasound technology to guide a thin laser fiber into the vein through a very small opening (puncture wound as compared to making an incision). Pulsed laser energy delivered to the diseased vein wall closes it off and eliminates backflow at the source. Only a local anesthetic is used to avoid pain during this procedure. Its main objective is to seal shut the Great Saphenous or the Small Saphenous vein – the two main veins that cause varicosities. Blood is then redirected into the deeper normal veins with no alterations in the venous return.
Walking immediately following the procedure is encouraged and normal activity can be resumed immediately. Patients are instructed to wear medical grade compression stockings for the next two weeks. However, strenuous physical activity such as aerobics should be avoided for two weeks.
A follow up visit is usually scheduled within 7 -10 days. This laser vein treatment is highly effective, with a better than 95 percent success rate. Symptoms dramatically begin to resolve within the next few weeks and patients notice a significant improvement in quality of life. If you are looking for laser vein treatment in San Diego, you have come to he right place!
- In office procedure
- Only local anesthetic used.
- No scarring
- Takes less than an hour to complete
- Normal activities can be resumed immediately
Both the Endovenous laser (EVLT) and the R.F. Closure procedures are similar in their clinical applications. The former uses a laser fiber optic probe and laser energy to heat the vein wall while the R.F. Closure procedure uses a R.F. catheter and radiofrequency energy to heat the vein wall. Choosing to do either the Endovenous laser or the R.F. Closure procedure is based upon the specific needs of the patient. You will receive the best laser vein treatment in San Diego at The Secret Vein Clinic.
We are providers for Medicare, Tri Care and most PPO insurances, including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, and HealthNet.