This minimally-invasive treatment is an outpatient procedure performed using ultrasound for imaging guidance. After applying local anesthetic to the vein, the interventional radiologist inserts a thin catheter, about the size of a strand of spaghetti, into the vein and guides it up the greater saphenous vein in the thigh. Then laser energy is applied to the inside of the vein. This heats the vein and seals the vein closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins take over to carry blood from the leg, re-establishing normal flow.
We are conveniently located within the Ingalls Family Care Center medical campus. In addition to the confidence that comes with treatment provided in a medical facility, our patients enjoy free and easy parking, quick registration, and no wait times. All consultations, follow-ups and any necessary imaging are all performed at our location, for the ultimate in service and convenience.