Does endovenous laser ablation require multiple treatments?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 9 answers . 4 years ago

Or will just one treatment do the trick? Could the varicose veins come back?

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4 years ago by Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc.

Endovenous laser ablation is done one time for the greater saphenous varicose vein at thigh level. However, lower segments (calf level) and side branches of his varicose vein must be treated at a subsequent session, usually 1-3 weeks after endovenous laser ablation. best method (when done correctly) for treatment of lower parts of greater saphenous varicosity is by foam sclerotherapy, and usually ultrasound guided.

4 years ago by Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc. (View Profile)

Endovenous laser ablation is done one time for the greater saphenous varicose vein at thigh level. However, lower segments (calf level) and side branches of his varicose vein must be treated at a subsequent session, usually 1-3 weeks after endovenous laser ablation. best method (when done correctly) for treatment of lower parts of greater saphenous varicosity is by foam sclerotherapy, and usually ultrasound guided.


4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Generally, one treatment is all you need to close a vein. Varicose veins can recur and do recur in perhaps 15% of the patients after years. These usually arise from a different source vein however, which can be treated at that time if they recur.

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

Generally, one treatment is all you need to close a vein. Varicose veins can recur and do recur in perhaps 15% of the patients after years. These usually arise from a different source vein however, which can be treated at that time if they recur.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein

In general, one treatment closes the main problem, the upper Saphenous. However, most patients need follow treatment of some sort. The treated veins will not come back. But if there are spider veins, and/or bulging varicose veins, these will have to be closed separately or removed.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

In general, one treatment closes the main problem, the upper Saphenous. However, most patients need follow treatment of some sort. The treated veins will not come back. But if there are spider veins, and/or bulging varicose veins, these will have to be closed separately or removed.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Usually one treatment to close the main vein but may require a follow up treatment if there are smaller veins. This follow up though is much less involved.

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

Usually one treatment to close the main vein but may require a follow up treatment if there are smaller veins. This follow up though is much less involved.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

For the most part endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) is done on the large veins ie: greater saphenous and lesser saphenous. Occasionally some large tributary branches can be treated with EVLT as well. For the most part a single EVLT treatment on each vein. The success rate is over 98% so very rarely does the treatment need to be repeated in the same vein[< 2%]. Most patients need more than EVLT for the proper treatment of their varicose veins. Treatments like phlebectomies and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy are quite often used.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

For the most part endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) is done on the large veins ie: greater saphenous and lesser saphenous. Occasionally some large tributary branches can be treated with EVLT as well. For the most part a single EVLT treatment on each vein. The success rate is over 98% so very rarely does the treatment need to be repeated in the same vein[< 2%]. Most patients need more than EVLT for the proper treatment of their varicose veins. Treatments like phlebectomies and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy are quite often used.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

It is usually one treatment with less than 10% chance of recurrence.

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

It is usually one treatment with less than 10% chance of recurrence.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

Usually it requires only one treatment. Over 90% of veins closed by ablation stay closed. Even in the ucommon event that the vein opens back up, usually patients remain asymptomatic. There is always a risk of other veins becomming insufficient and causing new varicose veins.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Usually it requires only one treatment. Over 90% of veins closed by ablation stay closed. Even in the ucommon event that the vein opens back up, usually patients remain asymptomatic. There is always a risk of other veins becomming insufficient and causing new varicose veins.


4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

For the most part endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) is done on the large veins ie: greater saphenous and lesser saphenous. Occasionally some large tributary branches can be treated with EVLT as well. For the most part a single EVLT treatment on each vein. Very rarely needs to be repeated. Most patients need more than EVLT for the proper treatment of their varicose veins. Treatments like phlebectomies and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy are quite often used.

4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

For the most part endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) is done on the large veins ie: greater saphenous and lesser saphenous. Occasionally some large tributary branches can be treated with EVLT as well. For the most part a single EVLT treatment on each vein. Very rarely needs to be repeated. Most patients need more than EVLT for the proper treatment of their varicose veins. Treatments like phlebectomies and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy are quite often used.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Endovenous ablation works by heating the treated vein to close the leaking valves. Over time the treated vein dissolves. Usually only one treatment is necessary to close a vein. If there are multiple veins refluxing, multiple laser treatments may be necessary. Varicose veins are usually removed by microphlbectomies. If varicose veins recur, then a new source for reflux should be evaluated.

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

Endovenous ablation works by heating the treated vein to close the leaking valves. Over time the treated vein dissolves. Usually only one treatment is necessary to close a vein. If there are multiple veins refluxing, multiple laser treatments may be necessary. Varicose veins are usually removed by microphlbectomies. If varicose veins recur, then a new source for reflux should be evaluated.


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