Laser or Radiofrequency Ablation?

Endovenous ablation with either laser or radiofrequency, has largely replaced the traditional surgery (vein "stripping") in the management of venous insufficiency. It is usually used for the great or small saphenous veins, or any other superficial vein that may be insufficient.

Both laser and radiofrequency ablation produce high heat to ablate the vein.

They are essentially similar procedures with similar outcomes and risks. Overall they are highly effective with minimal complications.No incisions are required and they can be done in an office environment.

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Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos is a Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in USA.


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Efthymios D. Avgerinos, MD, PhD, FEBVS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center Pennsylvania, USA