Can endovenous laser ablation treat my venous insufficiency?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 9 answers . 5 years ago

Is Endovenous Laser Ablation or VNUS Closure Fast a more effective way to treat a dilated greater saphenous vein with gross incompetence from the saphenofemoral vein down the lower leg, contributing to superficial venous hypertension?

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5 years ago by California Vein Specialists

Endovenous laser ablation and vnus closure fast are both very effective ways to treat venous insufficiency. We use several different laser frequencies to treat venous disease at California Vein Specialists. In general all are effective and have similar success rates. The 810 and 940 lasers tend to have more post procedure pain and inflammation . The
1470 laser and the Vnus Closure fast are both very genital and have very little post op pain or bruising. Vnus Closure is very expensive to use, so may cost you more for the procedure.

5 years ago by California Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Endovenous laser ablation and vnus closure fast are both very effective ways to treat venous insufficiency. We use several different laser frequencies to treat venous disease at California Vein Specialists. In general all are effective and have similar success rates. The 810 and 940 lasers tend to have more post procedure pain and inflammation . The
1470 laser and the Vnus Closure fast are both very genital and have very little post op pain or bruising. Vnus Closure is very expensive to use, so may cost you more for the procedure.


5 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Yes this is an effective method of treating this disorder.

5 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Yes this is an effective method of treating this disorder.


5 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Both EVLT (laser) and VNUS (radio frequency) are safe and effective methods of ablating the Greater saphenous vein.
The laser is slightly more effective but probably has a bit more discomfort on recovery. Small differences and either is a good treatment and the standard of care for the treatment of greater saphenous insufficiency causing symptoms.

5 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Both EVLT (laser) and VNUS (radio frequency) are safe and effective methods of ablating the Greater saphenous vein.
The laser is slightly more effective but probably has a bit more discomfort on recovery. Small differences and either is a good treatment and the standard of care for the treatment of greater saphenous insufficiency causing symptoms.


5 years ago by Laser Vein Center

Endovenous Laser Ablation and VNUS Closure Fast have similar effectiveness. Actually Endovenous Laser Ablation has a slightly better effectiveness. There is generally more discomfort with greatly dilated saphenous veins.

5 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Endovenous Laser Ablation and VNUS Closure Fast have similar effectiveness. Actually Endovenous Laser Ablation has a slightly better effectiveness. There is generally more discomfort with greatly dilated saphenous veins.


5 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

Both Endovenous Laser and Closurefast are effective treatment options
for superficial venous insufficiency. They both have the same success
rate, but Closurefast causes less post-procedure pain and bruising.



5 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Both Endovenous Laser and Closurefast are effective treatment options
for superficial venous insufficiency. They both have the same success
rate, but Closurefast causes less post-procedure pain and bruising.




5 years ago by Miller Vein

They are equally effective. The newer generation lasers (with longer wavelengths) cause much less bruising/pain than the older lasers. VNUS ClosurFast and the newer lasers are equal from a patients' perspective.

5 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

They are equally effective. The newer generation lasers (with longer wavelengths) cause much less bruising/pain than the older lasers. VNUS ClosurFast and the newer lasers are equal from a patients' perspective.


5 years ago by Vein Specialists

Both methods are highly effective in closing off the great saphenous veins. Assuming no other superficial or deep veins are insufficient, then this procedure on the great saphenous vein should resolve you signs and symptoms related to venous hypertension. Endovenous closure was introduced in 1999 with the radiofrequency closure Cather from VNUS medical technologies and LASER endovenous closure followed in 2001. Since then hundreds of thousands of patients have had successful, definitive treatment of their superficial
venous insufficiency. The most important consideration is the formal training background of your specialist and their volume of endovenous cases.

5 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Both methods are highly effective in closing off the great saphenous veins. Assuming no other superficial or deep veins are insufficient, then this procedure on the great saphenous vein should resolve you signs and symptoms related to venous hypertension. Endovenous closure was introduced in 1999 with the radiofrequency closure Cather from VNUS medical technologies and LASER endovenous closure followed in 2001. Since then hundreds of thousands of patients have had successful, definitive treatment of their superficial
venous insufficiency. The most important consideration is the formal training background of your specialist and their volume of endovenous cases.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Both procedures work equally well to treat reflux. The method used is usually dependent on physician reference.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Both procedures work equally well to treat reflux. The method used is usually dependent on physician reference.


5 years ago by The Kimmel Institute

EVLA is a highly effective method to treat venous insufficiency. While there is some disagreement among practitioners, there is evidence to support the laser as a more effective tool for this treatment than the radiofrequency approach, with a higher safety and effectiveness rating.

5 years ago by The Kimmel Institute (View Profile)

EVLA is a highly effective method to treat venous insufficiency. While there is some disagreement among practitioners, there is evidence to support the laser as a more effective tool for this treatment than the radiofrequency approach, with a higher safety and effectiveness rating.


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