Expert Vein Specialist Now Offers Mission Viejo Residents the Advanced Endovenous Laser Vein System (ELVeSTM) and VNUS ClosureFASTTM for Varicose Veins

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Dr. Alan Kanter, founder and medical director of Vein Center of Orange County, offers both the newest third generation revolutionary ELVeSTM “gentle laser” and VNUS ClosureFASTTM radiofrequency for nearby Mission Viejo residents suffering from varicose veins.

These endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA) techniques now make it possible for patients to avoid the downtime and risks often associated with traditional surgical stripping. This 30 minute office procedure involves threading a small fiber into the diseased saphenous vein hidden below the surface, positioning it properly, and then slowly withdrawing the fiber with thermal energy turned on. Patients are given a local anesthetic so the procedure is completely comfortable and recovery time is also minimal, with most patients resuming normal activities the next day. The ELVeSTM “gentle laser” offers a higher frequency of 1470nm while ClosureFASTTM has an updated heating coil, both of which cause the least pain and bruising during recovery when compared to their respective older models.

Another critical component of EVTA is the use of ultrasound to diagnose, map, and guide the treatment to the underlying saphenous vein. Dr. Kanter has been performing ultrasound guided treatment since 1991, a technique he helped pioneer.1-4 He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology (2008) and is also certified as a Registered Vascular Tech (RVT) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (2008). This means Dr. Kanter is eminently qualified to perform both diagnostic ultrasound mapping and guided treatment, enabling him to complete each patient’s course of therapy from beginning to end. His patients appreciate the accuracy and convenience of having Dr. Kanter personally perform everything from the initial ultrasound exam at the consultation to the treatment itself, thus assuring there is no disconnect between the diagnosis and treatment being performed.    

More information on the above services may be found on the VCOC web site, which also features Dr. Kanter’s blog, several videos that showcase various treatment methods, patient testimonials, and an interview with Dr. Kanter. Stay connected with us on Facebook for weekly tips and specials. You may contact us directly by calling 949-551-8855.

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