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What is the difference between ELVeS and EVLT?

They sound similar.

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Answers


Replied on 11/25/2009

By: Laser Vein Center  |  Thomas Wright, M.D., F.A.C.P., R.V.T.
O'Fallon, MO


They are similar. The EVLT was the first trade name for the Endovenous Laser Ablation / Treatment .
ELVes and EVLT are both laser procedures but use different wave lengths to get the job done, and both do a good job. I use both the 1470 ELVes and the 810 EVLT in my practice. The ELVes has the advantage of being a more gentle laser with much less bruising and less post op pain. The EVLT is better for very large veins over 2cms.


Replied on 11/24/2009

By: California Vein Specialists  |  J. Michael Leary M.D., FACEP
Newport Beach, CA


ELVes and EVLT are both laser procedures but use different wave lengths to get the job done, and both do a good job. I use both the 1470 ELVes and the 810 EVLT in my practice. The ELVes has the advantage of being a more gentle laser with much less bruising and less post op pain. The EVLT is better for very large veins over 2cms.


Replied on 11/19/2009

By: Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc.  |  Khalil Fattahi M.D.
Board Certified, American Board of Phlebology

Campbell, CA


Essentially they are the same. ELVeS uses a laser wavelength of 980nm and EVLT use 840nm Laser wavelength. Most physicians report that they work equally, and well for Greater Saphenous Vraicosity.


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