Learn About Vein Procedures

Learn About the EndoVenous Laser Therapy

Vari-Lase Endovenous Laser System

The Vari-Lase Endovenous Laser System is designed to help physicians provide advanced treatment for varicose veins in the leg. Endovenous laser therapy is a patient-friendly alternative to surgical vein-stripping for the treatment of varicose veins.

In endovenous laser therapy, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the varicosed vein, generally through a small puncture in the leg above where the visual symptoms appear. The physician then delivers laser energy through the fiber which causes the vein to close as the fiber is gradually removed. Endovenous laser therapy can be performed in a physician's office in less than one hour, and the patient is encouraged to walk immediately following the procedure.

Learn about the Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure

The Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, your physician will position the catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency energy delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will re-route itself to other healthy veins.

Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Your physician may encourage you to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time.

The average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days.