NICE interventional procedure guidance
Issued: March 2004
IPG52

Endovenous laser treatment of the long saphenous vein

This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at guidance.nice.org.uk/ipg52

1 Guidance

1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of endovenous laser treatment of the long saphenous vein appears adequate to support the use of this procedure provided that the normal arrangements are in place for consent, audit and clinical governance. Current evidence on the efficacy of this procedure is limited to case series with up to 3 years follow-up. Clinicians are encouraged to collect longer-term follow-up data.