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.
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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
• Micro introducer kits
• Hydrophilic guide wires
• Tumescent fluid pump
Direct visulization of red aiming beam
A minimally invasive ‘out-patient’ procedure
for treating varicose veins done under local
anaesthetic and ultra-sound guidance.
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
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
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