We offer the most thoroughly proven treatments available for varicose veins and venous disorders of the legs

Endovenous Laser Ablation

This relatively new technique, along with the radiofrequency-closure procedure, has made varicose vein stripping obsolete, except in rare instances. The purpose of the procedure is to correct the underlying “leaky” refluxing saphenous vein that is causing the visible bulging varicose veins.

Under sonographic visualization, a tiny laser fiber is passed up the vein through a small needle puncture, typically near the knee. The laser is activated and gradually retracted from the vein. This causes the vein to collapse, shrivel up and eventually dissolve. Patients experience very little discomfort. The procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia, and patients can return to most activities the following day.

Closure Procedure (Radiofrequency)

The closure procedure is similar to endovenous laser treatment, but instead of a laser, radiofrequency energy is used. The puncture site is slightly larger than with laser, but the results are excellent. As with endovenous laser, the closure procedure immediately seals the defective vein, diverting blood to healthy veins. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, and most patients return to most activities the next day.