A study comparing various techniques to treat varicose veins was published by the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany in the J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2008 April; 49(2): pages 213-33. The researchers, T Luebke and J Brunkwall looked at the efficacy and safety features of VNUS Closure (RO), EVLT and foam sclerotherapy (FS).
"RFO was associated with the worst short and long-term safety and efficacy results compared to EVLT and FS regarding ''complete occlusion at the end of follow-up'', ''phlebitis'', ''deep vein thrombosis'', and ''paraesthesia''. EVLT had the best results concerning the long-term effectiveness parameters for ''occlusion at the end of follow-up'' and ''recanalization, recurrence or development of new veins'', compared to RFO and FS. Foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins is associated with a higher recurrence rate in patients with saphenofemoral incompetence compared to the rates after EVLT or RFO treatment".
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com
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Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com
Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.