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
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Endoscopic Variceal Ligation

Side effect Patients
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
yearly 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
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
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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There are no evaluations for Endoscopic Variceal Ligation.