EVL banding is a medical procedure used to treat esophageal varices, which are swollen veins in the oesophagus that can rupture and cause life-threatening bleeding. During the EVL banding procedure, a small elastic band is placed around the base of the varix using an endoscope, which causes the varix to shrink and eventually fall off, reducing the risk of bleeding. EVL banding is a highly effective treatment for esophageal varices and has a low risk of complications. It is often recommended for patients with a history of bleeding from esophageal varices, as well as those with large or high-risk varices.
ARS gastro and liver centre is known for its excellence in providing minimally invasive procedures such as EVL banding. With a focus on delivering excellent outcomes and minimising the risk of complications, ARS gastro and liver centre has earned a reputation as a trusted and reliable healthcare provider for patients with gastroenterological and liver-related disorders.
Conditions treated with EVL banding
Some of the conditions that are treated with EVL banding at the ARS gastro and liver centre include the following:
Alcoholic liver disease
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Benefits of EVL banding
Some of the benefits of EVL banding include:
Reduced risk of bleeding: EVL banding is highly effective in reducing the risk of bleeding from esophageal varices, which can be life-threatening.
Minimally invasive: EVL banding is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis using local anaesthesia or sedation.
Short recovery time: The recovery time for EVL banding is relatively short, with most patients able to resume normal activities within a day or two.
Low risk of complications: EVL banding is a safe procedure with a low risk of complications, such as bleeding or infection.
Cost-effective: EVL banding is a cost-effective procedure compared to traditional surgery, which can be expensive and require longer hospital stays.
Improved quality of life: EVL banding can help relieve symptoms of esophageal varices, such as difficulty swallowing and abdominal pain, which can improve a patient’s overall quality of life.