The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) recently released revised guidelines for the treatment of superficial venous disease of the lower leg. Combining the comprehensive 2011 review by Peter Gloviczki, MD et al* with current studies, the ACP’s consensus of experts prepared a guidelines document, which reflects evidenced-based recommendations and standards of care.
The guidelines incorporate the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system to evaluate the efficacy of treatments. CEAP and VCSS are also employed to introduce the concept of “medically significant venous insufficiency,” in order to eliminate confusion around “cosmetic” or “not medically necessary” treatments.
Download the Practice Guidelines for Superficial Venous Disease