Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)


Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)

Equipment for EVLT

Obtaining the equipment to perform EVLT is almost as

simple as the procedure itself. All you require is...

810nm AngioDynamics Diode Laser

Using high power semiconductor diodes as their energy

source, the AngioDynamics diode lasers combine

clinical efficacy, operational efficiency and bottom-line

cost effectiveness in a versatile, compact and easy to

use system. Truly portable, they fit conveniently into

the treatment room or can be transported with ease

from one clinic to another.

The lasers have specific features that assist towards a

successful treatment outcome.

An aiming beam emits an intense red light at the distal

end of the optical fiber, identifying the exact position of

the fiber within the target vein through trans-illumination.

ANGIODYNAMICS ® , UK LTD. Building 2000, Beach Drive, I.Q. Cambridge, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9TE, UK.

Phone: +44 (0)1223 729 300

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AngioDynamics and EVLT are registered trademarks of AngioDynamics¨ , Inc.

Covered under one or more of the following U.S. Patents, and other U.S. patents pending and foreign counterparts:

6,769,433; 6,752,803 and 6,258,084.

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Laser energy is delivered by a fine flexible fiber,

permitting percutaneous entry into the target vein.

There is no need for sutures and thus no scarring


AngioDynamics manufacture the complete package of

consumables specifically designed for EVLT:

EVLT Procedure kits

For treatment of the GSV above and below the knee,

and other truncal varicosities.

Available in 25cm, 55cm and 80cm lengths with

features such as:

• Slim diameters for ease of insertion

• Echogenic tips for ultrasound visualisation

• Distance marking to aid withdrawal

Other Accessories

• Micro introducer kits

• Hydrophilic guide wires

• Tumescent fluid pump

Direct visulization of red aiming beam

EndoVenous Laser

Treatment (EVLT)

A minimally invasive ‘out-patient’ procedure

for treating varicose veins done under local

anaesthetic and ultra-sound guidance.

Vein Stripping

Ultrasound of GSV before EVLT

Traditional Treatment Methods

Surgical Ligation and Stripping has been the most common treatment for Greater

Saphenous Vein incompetence. This is widely practiced but has some well documented


As a surgical procedure it is performed in the operating theatre, it is demanding

of hospital resources, and the patient requires a general anaesthetic

The patient will often need overnight hospitalisation and has a long inactive

recovery period of up to two weeks

Being an invasive surgical procedure there are operative incisions which can leave

unsightly scars and a post operative infection risk

It has well documented complications such as paresthesia, haematoma and

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Other less invasive techniques such as ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and

radiofrequency electrosurgery are available but they have their own drawbacks such

as lower success rates and higher costs.

Prior to EndoVenous Laser Treatment -

typical appearance of visible varicose

veins caused by Greater Saphenous

Vein incompetence

EVLT Treatment

Ultrasound of GSV after EVLT

Endovenous laser Treatment (EVLT)

EVLT is an ultrasound-guided procedure which is simple to perform even in a day-case

unit or ‘office’ location. Its reported success rates are as high as for surgical ligation

and stripping while it has several distinct advantages as a procedure1:

Minimally invasive procedure with a single tiny entry point so minimising the risk of

scarring and post operative infections

Local anaesthetic is used thus eliminating the risks and expense of general


Rapid recovery with reduced post-operative pain will mean the patient can resume

normal activities immediately after treatment*

Minimal complications have been seen with EVLT showing it to be safe as well as

highly effective

Widely applicable not only for the GSV but also the short saphenous vein, Anterior

accessory GSV and Posterior thigh circumflex vein.

*Vigorous gym workouts are the only contraindication

Improved appearance of the leg only two

months after EVLT Treatment of the

Greater Saphenons Vein in the thigh.

A Revolution in the Treatment of Varicose Veins

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