The Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Managing EVLT Complications

Feb 27, 2024

Introduction to EVLT Complications

As a leading center for vascular medicine, Vein Center of Arizona aims to provide patients with the best care available when it comes to Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT). While EVLT is a highly effective minimally invasive procedure for treating varicose veins, there are potential complications that patients should be aware of.

What are EVLT Complications?

EVLT complications refer to the potential adverse effects or challenges that may arise during or after the procedure. While complications are rare, it's important for patients to understand them to make informed decisions about their treatment.

Common EVLT Complications

1. Pain and Discomfort: Some patients may experience mild discomfort or pain after the procedure. This can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medications recommended by your doctor.

2. Bruising and Swelling: Bruising and swelling are common side effects of EVLT and usually resolve on their own within a few weeks post-treatment.

3. Numbness or Tingling: Temporary numbness or tingling in the treated area may occur, but it should subside as the body heals.

Managing EVLT Complications

At Vein Center of Arizona, our experienced doctors specialize in managing and minimizing EVLT complications. If you experience any adverse effects after your procedure, it's crucial to contact our team immediately for guidance.

Preventing EVLT Complications

To reduce the risk of complications, patients should follow all pre- and post-operative instructions provided by their healthcare provider. This includes proper wound care, wearing compression garments as advised, and attending follow-up appointments.


Understanding EVLT complications and how to manage them effectively is key to a successful treatment outcome. At Vein Center of Arizona, our dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive care and support to patients throughout their EVLT journey.