PREPARATION FOR ENDOVENOUS LASER TREATMENT (EVLT)
- You will be given prescriptions for two medications to be taken as follows:
Levaquin: Prophylactic antibiotics, 500 mg. Take one tablet the day before your procedure and one tablet on the day of the procedure. If you are allergic to this antibiotic, we will
prescribe an alternative.
Valium (Diazepam): One tablet. Bring this with you to the office and you will be instructed when to take it, after you sign your informed consent.
- You will be given a prescription for the appropriate compression stockings. If you do not already have a pair, purchase at a convenient surgical supplier, or we
will make recommendations.
- Do not take regular Asprin, Plavix, or Coumadin three to five days before the procedure. If you regularly
take these medications discuss this matter with the Doctor.
- Please do not shave your leg 72 hours (3 days) before the procedure.
- Clean the skin of the leg and groin with soap and water for 3 consecutive days before the procedure. Shower the day before or early the day of your procedure, as
you will not be able to shower for three days after the procedure.
- Do not apply any type of moisturizing cream, lotion or oil to the skin of your leg on the day of the procedure.
- Wear loose clothes and bring your own short-shorts if you have one.
- Eat only a light meal prior to the procedure.
- Do not bring any valuables with you when you come for the procedure.
- When you arrive for your procedure, you will be asked to read and sign the informed consent form, as well as the EVLT discharge instructions. Ask all of your
questions and concerns about the consent and the instructions before taking the Valium.
- You must have someone to take or drive you home. If you do not, the procedure will be cancelled and rescheduled. Please know that the procedure
will take anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour.