EVL Banding

Introduction of EVL Banding

If you are a patient with cirrhosis who develops portal hypertension (i.e., increased pressure within the portal venous system), you are likely at risk for complications. It also includes bleeding from the esophageal varices.

Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) banding was developed to find an effective endoscopic treatment for the esophageal varices with fewer complications than endoscopic sclerotherapy.

Meaning of Endoscopic Variceal Ligation

Endoscopic variceal ligation, or endoscopic band ligation, is a procedure that uses elastic bands to treat enlarged varices and veins in your esophagus. These abnormal veins develop in the esophagus. These have thin walls with high blood pressure that runs through them. If not treated, the veins may rupture and cause severe bleeding.

Why do you need it?

Esophageal varices are abnormal blood vessels (veins) that develop in the esophagus. Due to abnormally thin walls and increased pressure due to portal hypertension secondary to cirrhosis they are more likely to bleed causing life-threatening bleeding

Endoscopic band ligation is the use of elastic bands for the treatment of varices. It is done as part of an upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy.

Reasons for procedure

The procedure helps to treat esophageal varices (enlarged veins). If you leave it untreated, varices could rupture, leading to severe bleeding.

Preparation for EVL Banding

Before the procedure, you should be fasting for 8-12 hours. Your doctor is likely to take blood tests and physical exams. In case you are diabetic, be sure to talk to your doctor first.

Treatment at Sun Care Center

Dr. Tejaswini Tumma is the topmost professional doctor to cure patients effectively. So, visit Sun Care Center today if you are looking for the best EVL banding clinic in Hyderabad to sort out esophageal problems.

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