Dr. Navarro explains if pregnant women can undergo endovenous laser treatment for varicose vein removal.
Usually if you are pregnant, we do not perform any procedure in veins. We only will perform it if it is an emergency due to the location of the vein or if the vein bleeds. If not, we’ll wait after delivery. Six weeks after delivery, the veins, which have become really engorged during pregnancy, come back to size, and then, what’s left after six weeks, then, yes, we’ll treat.
About Dr. Navarro, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Luis Navarro, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Founder and Medical Director of The Vein Treatment Center, established in 1982. Dr. Navarro is a General Surgeon, originally board certified in 1976. He is also a senior Clinical Instructor of Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he was Chief Surgical Resident. Dr. Navarro graduated cum laude from the University of Barcelona Medical School in his native Spain. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Navarro is a Diplomate of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Phlebology, International Union of Phlebology, Canadian Society of Phlebology, American Society of Laser Medicine, and numerous other venous-related societies.
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