How many times can you do EVLT on same leg?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 6 answers . 4 years ago

I had 3 laser surgeries done on left leg in 2006.It helped tremendously.I had much pain swelling etc. off and on for years until I did this.Well now I have some new vein problem in same leg.Right now I have superficial phlebitis in the left leg

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

It depends on which veins are being treated. But if different veins are being treated, multiple procedures can be done on the same leg. Usually 2 branches are all that need to be treated with the laser, however this can vary from patient to patient.

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

It depends on which veins are being treated. But if different veins are being treated, multiple procedures can be done on the same leg. Usually 2 branches are all that need to be treated with the laser, however this can vary from patient to patient.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Depends on many things but no specific limit.

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

Depends on many things but no specific limit.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

There is no specific limit to the number of endovenous laser procedure that can be performed one one leg. There is no cumulative dosing such as in delivery of radiation procedures.
However, the indications for EVLT are limited to the characteristics of treatable veins. These include a significant length of vein that is straight enough to pass the laser catheter through the vein. This applies to the greater saphenous, short saphenous, and the occasional branch tributary veins..

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

There is no specific limit to the number of endovenous laser procedure that can be performed one one leg. There is no cumulative dosing such as in delivery of radiation procedures.
However, the indications for EVLT are limited to the characteristics of treatable veins. These include a significant length of vein that is straight enough to pass the laser catheter through the vein. This applies to the greater saphenous, short saphenous, and the occasional branch tributary veins..


4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Endovenous thermal ablation is useful for veins which are relatively straight over a long distance. Many other veins are better treated with other techniques. You need a clinical exam by a vein specialist and detailed color duplex ultrasound studies of your leg veins in order for your vein specialist to make appropriate recommendations to you.

4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Endovenous thermal ablation is useful for veins which are relatively straight over a long distance. Many other veins are better treated with other techniques. You need a clinical exam by a vein specialist and detailed color duplex ultrasound studies of your leg veins in order for your vein specialist to make appropriate recommendations to you.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

Endovenous laser ablations can be peformed as many times as necessary. Veins that have been treated in the past can "re-open" and veins that were previously normal can become abnormal. The main veins of the lower extremities are the deep veins. The superficial veins are where you are having your problems and can be treated as many times as needed.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Endovenous laser ablations can be peformed as many times as necessary. Veins that have been treated in the past can "re-open" and veins that were previously normal can become abnormal. The main veins of the lower extremities are the deep veins. The superficial veins are where you are having your problems and can be treated as many times as needed.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

There is no limit to the times endovenous ablation can be done as long as the laser filament can be passed into the vein. With superficial phlebitis as you describe, the vein may be clotted and not accommodate the laser.

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

There is no limit to the times endovenous ablation can be done as long as the laser filament can be passed into the vein. With superficial phlebitis as you describe, the vein may be clotted and not accommodate the laser.


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