We currently perform endovenous laser therapy (EVLT). EVLT has been developed to treat chronic venous insufficiency by delivering laser energy through a small puncture in the leg to close the diseased vein.
The entire procedure can be performed in about an hour in the office. During the procedure, you are awake and your leg is anesthetized. A thin laser fiber is inserted into the great saphenous vein in your thigh. Laser energy is delivered through the fiber and into the vein, causing the vein to close. This causes the varicose veins in the lower leg to shrink and disappear.