What is Endoscopic Variceal Ligation?

Category: Procedures


Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) is a procedure in which an enlarged vein or a varix (the plural is varices) in the esophagus is tied off or ligated by a rubber band delivered via an endoscope. It is also called rubber band ligation.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Endoscopic Variceal Ligation

Side effect Patients Percentage
Chest pain 1
Chest pain upon deep breathing 1
Sharp chest pain 1
Stomach pain 1


Based on patients currently having Endoscopic Variceal Ligation

Dosage Patients Percentage
yearly 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Endoscopic Variceal Ligation.