What is the recurrence rate of varicose veins after endovenous laser ablation?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 8 answers . 4 years ago

What are the odds the veins will come back after treatment?

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Overall the recurrence rate is approximately 15%, usually from other branches that open up as opposed to the treated vein.

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

Overall the recurrence rate is approximately 15%, usually from other branches that open up as opposed to the treated vein.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein

That question is difficult to answer because it depends on how you are followed after treatment. The veins that are treated should not ever return. But follow up periodically (annually) is important to ensure that no new veins appear and that the treated veins go away appropriately.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

That question is difficult to answer because it depends on how you are followed after treatment. The veins that are treated should not ever return. But follow up periodically (annually) is important to ensure that no new veins appear and that the treated veins go away appropriately.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

5-10% for major recurrence.

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

5-10% for major recurrence.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

The odds of a treated vein returning are about 2 in 100. Although some studies have reported a little more or less recurrence, 2% is probably the best estimate.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The odds of a treated vein returning are about 2 in 100. Although some studies have reported a little more or less recurrence, 2% is probably the best estimate.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

Less than 10% chance.

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

Less than 10% chance.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

Less than 10% chance of recurrent reflux after an ablation.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Less than 10% chance of recurrent reflux after an ablation.


4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

If the EVLT is successful, the treated vein (most commonly the greater saphenous vein) will not come back.

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

If the EVLT is successful, the treated vein (most commonly the greater saphenous vein) will not come back.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Endovenous laser ablation closes the leaking saphenous veins or accessory veins which are the source of the varicose veins. The varicose veins are treated by microphlebectomies. Closure rates are around 97% at 5 years. If varicose veins recur, then another source of reflux should be evaluated. Recurrence rates are around 10%.

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

Endovenous laser ablation closes the leaking saphenous veins or accessory veins which are the source of the varicose veins. The varicose veins are treated by microphlebectomies. Closure rates are around 97% at 5 years. If varicose veins recur, then another source of reflux should be evaluated. Recurrence rates are around 10%.


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