Endovenous Laser Angio-catheterization: A Novel Alternative Phlebectomy

Author(s): Rania Agha1*, Tyronne Johnson2

Varicose veins are a common reason for medical referral and surgical interventions. They cause significant morbidity to patients and a burden to healthcare systems. The management of this chronic venous disease has developed over the past century to account for better clinical outcomes and fewer procedural complications. Operative management options when conservative measures fail, evolved over the years from the early surgical venous stripping to the minimally invasive sclerotherapy, phlebectomy and endovenous ablation. We present the angio-catheterization laser technique, a modified microphlebectomy approach with proven beneficial clinical outcomes in our practice and review the evolution of treatment options of varicose veins