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How is it different from EVLT and ELVeS?
VNUS is the brand name for the VNUS Closure procedure.? It is?a device that uses radiofrequency generated heat?to destroy?veins.
EVLT stands for Endovenous Laser Therapy and is also a brand name.? It?is for a laser device that generates heat?to destroy veins.?
ELVeS stands for Endo Laser Vein System and is the brand name for another laser device.
Endovenous thermal ablation is the generic term for treating leaky veins with heat.? It doesn't matter where the heat comes from, so the procedure can be performed using either laser or radiofrequency ablation.
The results are very similar with either procedure.
Sandra D. Dickerson, MD, RPVI, FACS
VNUS is the brand name for the VNUS Closure (radiofrequency occlusion) procedure. When comparing it to EVLT, the outcome is basically the same. The technology is just a little different; the EVLT procedure uses a laser instead of radiofrequency.
VNUS is the brand name for radiofrequency ablation. EVLT and ELVeS are brand names for lasers. Endovenous thermal ablation (heat used to close down a leaky vein), can be performed using either laser or radiofrequency ablation. Overall, the procedure and results are very similar.
VNUS is the name of the company that makes the radiofrequency closure catheter. EVLT stands for endoluminal venous laser therapy. RF uses radiofrequency to close the vein and EVLT uses laser energy. ELVeS is another laser.