Endovascular Laser Closure

About Treatment

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; 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; avoiding a large surgical incision
  • Little downtime, back on your feet same day, back to work the next day
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Only local or regional anesthesia needed
  • Little to no scarring