Dr. Chukwuogo, MMC’s Board Certified General Surgeon performed MMC’s first EVLT (EndoVenous Laser Treatment) treatment on January 6th with great success.

EVLT is non-surgical endovenous laser treatment that eliminates varicose veins at the source. Varicose veins are typically the result of faulty valves in the veins that cause blood to pool in the veins. These blood pools cause the walls to enlarge and bulge out. EVLT seals the veins shut by using targeted laser energy.

Up to 40% of women and 25% of men suffer from varicose veins. Varicose veins can cause pain in the legs that progressively gets worse throughout the day. They can cause inflammation in the ankles and painful ulcers and even form clots. Previously, painful surgery was the common treatment option. However, now EVLT provides an alternative option.

EVLT is a minimally invasive, quick laser procedure that can be performed in your doctor’s office. The treatment typically takes less than an hour and leaves no scars. EVLT provides immediate relief of symptoms and you can immediately return to normal activity. Published studies show that EVLT’s initial success rate is 98% with excellent long-term results.

Dr. Chukwuogo commented, “The options for treating varicose veins have advanced dramatically over the years. Now varicose veins can be treated in the office using a minimally invasive surgery that is effective and helps improve one’s quality of life. You don’t have to put up with the painful symptoms caused by varicose veins any longer.”



“Miss Oakleigh and her extremely proud parents would love to thank the nurse midwives and Dr. Winkler at MMC for making her great appearance as safe as it could be! We are thrilled and couldn’t be happier. You guy are great!”