John Zarcone, MD
state-of-the-art varicose vein & spider vein treatment
After the procedure you are encouraged to walk immediately
and perform your normal daily activities.  

However, strenuous physical activity such as aerobics or
weight lifting should be avoided for 2 weeks.

Most patients require
NO pain medication other than
Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin).
Unlike surgical venous stripping, Endovenous Laser
Treatment (
EVLT) permanently closes off the vein while
leaving it in place.  It uses laser energy delivered by a fine
fiber-optic probe.  As only a slim probe and sheath need to
enter the vein, the whole procedure is performed via a tiny skin
nick.  The probe is guided into place using ultrasound
guidance.  Laser energy is then delivered to seal the vein. The
result is
NO post operative scarring.  The procedure is
performed entirely under local anesthetic similar to the type
used by dentists to numb the mouth.  It is rapidly supplanting
surgical venous stripping as the
“gold standard.”

Benefits of EVLT:
  • A simple procedure
  • Performed under local anesthetic
  • Minimally invasive
  • Less than one hour examination and treatment time
  • Rapid recovery with reduced postoperative pain
  • Normal activities can be resumed immediately
  • Excellent clinical and aesthetic results without scarring
  • No hospitalization
  • Covered by most insurance plans
  • High success rate (> 95%)