Laser System for Vein Surgery
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 9:36am
The ELVeS PL laser has received 510K clearance for use in vein surgery. The device is specifically indicated for the treatment of reflux of the saphenous veins associated with varicose veins and varicosities. The diode laser is the energy source for the ELVeS PL (Endo Laser Vein System) endoluminal laser therapy system, which is used in a non-contact mode that is especially suited to out-patient treatment in the office environment. Using a laser tuned to 1470-nm wavelength delivered through an optical fiber, ELVeS PL lets doctors quickly achieve photodestruction and collapse of vein walls, treating the entire length to ensure complete closure of the vein. This provides a fast (45 minute) procedure with rapid patient recovery to normal activities.