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Is endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins safe?

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Is endovenous laser treatment safe for the treatment of varicose veins? Endovenous laser treatment is as safe as radiofrequency ablation of the greater saphenous and the small saphenous vein. Both procedures are done in a similar setting in the physician's office as an outpatient. Laser endovenous ablation may cause microperforations of the treated vein along the course of the vein leading to inflammation around the vein, which can cause some discomfort in the first three weeks post treatment. After this period of time, both radiofrequency and endovenous laser ablation have equal success rate curing venous reflex disease.

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