Is EVLT or RFO the same as Vein Ligating?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 8 answers . 4 years ago

I want to know if the 2 procedures listed above is technically the same as ligating?

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Different procedures ligation is usually part of the stripping procedure, the open operation.

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

Different procedures ligation is usually part of the stripping procedure, the open operation.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Ligation refers to the physical tying off of the vein through a surgical incision. EVLT or RFA involves the closing off of the entire vein through either laser or radio frequency energy. ELVT or RFA is generally considered the preferred method of treatment in most cases.

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

Ligation refers to the physical tying off of the vein through a surgical incision. EVLT or RFA involves the closing off of the entire vein through either laser or radio frequency energy. ELVT or RFA is generally considered the preferred method of treatment in most cases.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

No, they are completely different than Vein Ligation, or Vein Stripping.
EVLT and RF are minimally invasive catheter based procedure which use laser or RF energy to seal the involved vein closed. These procedure have minimal downtime or discomfort associated with them. Ligation or Stripping are surgeries which require open incisions, dissection, and sutures, and involve either tying off and dividing the vein, or surgically removing it from the length of the leg. They are much more painful, and have a much longer post-op course and recovery.
See a qualified vein specialist to see what is most appropriate for you.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

No, they are completely different than Vein Ligation, or Vein Stripping.
EVLT and RF are minimally invasive catheter based procedure which use laser or RF energy to seal the involved vein closed. These procedure have minimal downtime or discomfort associated with them. Ligation or Stripping are surgeries which require open incisions, dissection, and sutures, and involve either tying off and dividing the vein, or surgically removing it from the length of the leg. They are much more painful, and have a much longer post-op course and recovery.
See a qualified vein specialist to see what is most appropriate for you.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

EVLT and RFO are not the same procedure as ligation. They are minimally invasive procedures that are an alternative to ligation and stripping.

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

EVLT and RFO are not the same procedure as ligation. They are minimally invasive procedures that are an alternative to ligation and stripping.


4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Vein ligation usually refers to placement of a stitch around the greater saphenous vein just below its insertion into the femoral vein through asmall surgical incision.This procedure rarely is performed as endovenous thermal ablation by LASER or radiofrequency have proven to be more effective.

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

Vein ligation usually refers to placement of a stitch around the greater saphenous vein just below its insertion into the femoral vein through asmall surgical incision.This procedure rarely is performed as endovenous thermal ablation by LASER or radiofrequency have proven to be more effective.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

No. Endovenous laser ablation (EVLT) and Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) utilize heat to close veins that are refluxing (leaking). These are highly effective methods of treatment. Ligation is a surgical procedure where the refluxing vein is tied off. Ligation has poor results.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

No. Endovenous laser ablation (EVLT) and Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) utilize heat to close veins that are refluxing (leaking). These are highly effective methods of treatment. Ligation is a surgical procedure where the refluxing vein is tied off. Ligation has poor results.


4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

Vein ligation is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon makes an incision, isolated the vein and passes a ligature (a thread of suture material) and closes the vein.
EVLT and RFA are catheter-based procedures in which the surgeon inserts a fiber inside the vein, the tip of the fiber generates heat and produces enough irritation inside the vein that the vein closes.

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

Vein ligation is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon makes an incision, isolated the vein and passes a ligature (a thread of suture material) and closes the vein.
EVLT and RFA are catheter-based procedures in which the surgeon inserts a fiber inside the vein, the tip of the fiber generates heat and produces enough irritation inside the vein that the vein closes.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

These procedures are completely different than vein ligation. Vein ligation is a surgical procedure in which the saphenous vein is tied off at the groin. EVLT and RF use laser or radiofrequency energy to seal the leaking valves in the saphenous vein and are minimally invasive. In sealing the valves, the saphenous is heated and ultimately dissolves.

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

These procedures are completely different than vein ligation. Vein ligation is a surgical procedure in which the saphenous vein is tied off at the groin. EVLT and RF use laser or radiofrequency energy to seal the leaking valves in the saphenous vein and are minimally invasive. In sealing the valves, the saphenous is heated and ultimately dissolves.


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