Radio frequency less painful than Laser for varicose vein surgery

26th June 2012 by Daryll Baker0

Study Report

In a recent  study presented at American Society of Interventional radiology (abstract 282) 200 patients randomized to either Radio frequency or laser ablation of the long saphenous vein to treat varicose veins it was shown that Laser ablation took longer and the bruising and pain at a few days was greater. Otherwise the technical success was similar.

 


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Daryll Baker is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital London and Clinical Lead for North Central Region Vascular Services.

He read Medicine at Oxford University and trained in Vascular Surgery in Nottingham, London and Edinburgh. He obtained his research PhD from the University of Wales.

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