Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2010
Dr. Nicholas Hyde of Walnut Creek, CA, has announced he is now treating varicose vein patients using the revolutionary Sciton fourth generation laser. This laser is used to perform Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT). Dr. Hyde is the first physician in the Bay Area to begin using this device. Previous varicose vein treatments involve making an incision in the upper leg and surgically stripping the vein from the body. This can be quite a painful experience and requires days of recovery time. During the EVLT process on the other hand, a non-surgical procedure, the Sciton laser is used to heat the varicose vein from the inside, causing the vein to collapse. Eventually, the affected vein will be absorbed into the body and disappear. The Sciton laser allows for a fairly quick procedure, about 30 minutes, requiring little to no down time. The patient may return to work and their typical activities the same day of the treatment. Using this cutting-edge device, Dr. Hyde has had a 98% success rate after only the first treatment. In the United States, approximately 36% of women and 19% of men suffer from varicose veins.
About Dr. Hyde:
Dr. Nicholas Hyde is a Board Certified Vein Specialist practicing in Northern California’s East Bay since 1988. Dr. Hyde is a Yale graduate and has been performing EVLT, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, and other advanced vein procedures since 2001. Unlike most vascular surgeons, Dr. Hyde is highly involved in each step of his patients’ experience, beginning with the consultation all the way through to the recovery process. A nationally known vein specialist, Dr. Hyde was recently featured on ABC News’ Healthwatch treating various varicose vein patients. For the latest vein information straight from Dr. Hyde himself, visit his blog at http://veinchat.wordpress.com/. Visit http://www.whybevein.com/ for further information about Dr. Nicholas Hyde.
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