How does VNUS compare to EVLT?

VNUS . 3 answers . 4 years ago

Which is the best procedure?

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4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

They are very similar with pretty much the same ultimate outcome. EVLT uses a laser and VNUS uses radio-frequency, that is the difference. We have chosen to use VNUS because it seems to be a little more comfortable for the patient and tends to result in less bruising, swelling, pain, etc.

4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

They are very similar with pretty much the same ultimate outcome. EVLT uses a laser and VNUS uses radio-frequency, that is the difference. We have chosen to use VNUS because it seems to be a little more comfortable for the patient and tends to result in less bruising, swelling, pain, etc.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

They both work very well and overall the longterm data are essentially equal.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

They both work very well and overall the longterm data are essentially equal.


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

Both are endovenous techniques to close leaking(refluxing valves}. Vnus uses radiofrequency energy and laser uses light energy. As far as comparison-the techniques of the procedure and long term results are about the same. Some claim less patient bruising and pain with RF but I have seen very little difference.

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

Both are endovenous techniques to close leaking(refluxing valves}. Vnus uses radiofrequency energy and laser uses light energy. As far as comparison-the techniques of the procedure and long term results are about the same. Some claim less patient bruising and pain with RF but I have seen very little difference.


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