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Varicose veins. I have been advised evlt procedure . Is it good?

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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Evlt is a minimially-invasive alternative to stripping.
For the right vein problem it is a treatment with a high success rate and low complication rate. Evlt is typically done to treat incompetent veins below the skin that are feeding into surface varicose veins. Consult a knowledgeable and experienced vein physician for a proper evaluation and treatment plan. See http://www.Phlebology.Org/.

In brief: Yes

Evlt is a minimially-invasive alternative to stripping.
For the right vein problem it is a treatment with a high success rate and low complication rate. Evlt is typically done to treat incompetent veins below the skin that are feeding into surface varicose veins. Consult a knowledgeable and experienced vein physician for a proper evaluation and treatment plan. See http://www.Phlebology.Org/.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In experienced hands, laser ablation is more than 90% effective in eliminating abnormal flow in the treated vein, with a complication rate below 3-5%.
However, ablation is rarely sufficient to treat a patient's disease without adjunctive procedures. It should be part of a program of treatment to address the entirety of a patient's vein disease.

In brief: Yes

In experienced hands, laser ablation is more than 90% effective in eliminating abnormal flow in the treated vein, with a complication rate below 3-5%.
However, ablation is rarely sufficient to treat a patient's disease without adjunctive procedures. It should be part of a program of treatment to address the entirety of a patient's vein disease.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Excellent

The way to start treatment for varicose veins is to treat the underlying source.
In the us, this is generally done with endovenous laser treatment (evlt) or endovenous rf. These are minor procedures that are done in an office with local anesthetic. They cause minimal pain, little down time, and work very well. You will probably still have to do something about the squiggley visible veins though.

In brief: Excellent

The way to start treatment for varicose veins is to treat the underlying source.
In the us, this is generally done with endovenous laser treatment (evlt) or endovenous rf. These are minor procedures that are done in an office with local anesthetic. They cause minimal pain, little down time, and work very well. You will probably still have to do something about the squiggley visible veins though.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Evlt

great option

In brief: Evlt

great option
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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