Q: My Dad is considering an EVLA, but he is 87 yrs old. Should I be concerned with risks at his age?
A: We have performed these procedures on patients in their early 90s. If he is symptomatic, in good health and is fully ambulatory, he is certainly a candidate. The safest approach is a procedure performed under a local anesthetic only – and make sure he returns to normal activities with compression stockings immediately to avoid developing blood clots.