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Apoorva Reddy Panyala
Best Variceal Veins Treatment in Hyderabad
At NuLife, we know the importance of effective, minimally-invasive treatment in helping patients recover as painlessly and as fast as possible. Endoscopic variceal ligation uses advanced endoscopic technology to treat enlarged esophageal varices with fewer complications and offers faster recovery than old methods.
Table Of Contents
- What are Esophageal Varices?
- What is an Endoscopic Variceal Ligation?
- What Can I Expect from the Procedure
What are Esophageal Varices?
Esophageal varices are swollen or enlarged veins on the esophageal lining. When normal blood flow to the liver is interrupted by a clot or scar tissue in the liver, esophageal varices occur. Blood moves into tiny blood arteries that aren’t meant to carry significant amounts of blood to get around the obstructions. Blood can leak or even explode from these vessels, producing life-threatening haemorrhages.
Esophageal varices can be fatal if left untreated.
What is an Endoscopic Variceal Ligation?
Endoscopic variceal ligation or endoscopic band ligation is a procedure that makes use of elastic bands to treat enlarged veins or varices in your esophagus.
What Can I Expect from the Procedure?
You should refrain from eating at least eight hours before the procedure. You may be asked by your doctor to stop taking medications like aspirin, blood thinners, or antiplatelets one week prior to the procedure.
Your throat may be sprayed with a numbing local anaesthetic before the procedure. An endoscope is inserted into your mouth and passed down to your esophagus to perform the procedure.