Endovascular Laser Closure

About Treatment

Our vein specialists offer the most recent and cutting-edge breakthrough in the treatment of large varicose veins. Under local anesthesia and ultrasound guidance, a small catheter is inserted into a vein in the thigh. A laser fiber is then threaded into the catheter and directed to the exact location with ultrasound guidance; heat generated from the laser closes the vein, permanently sealing it off. The procedure takes about one hour.

Advantages of Laser Closure:

  • Relief of symptoms
  • Less invasive; not a surgical procedure
  • Little downtime, back on your feet same day, back to work the next day
  • Same day, outpatient procedure
  • Only local or regional anesthesia needed
  • Little to no scarring

Vein Specialists of Santa Barbara