This minimally-invasive treatment is an outpatient
procedure performed using ultrasound guidance. After numbing the
vein with local anesthetic, a thin fiber is inserted within the
vein using ultrasound guidance. Laser of radiofrequency
energy is delivered to the fiber which generates heat. This
heat cauterizes the vein and seals the vein closed.
By sealing the vein with the leaky valves, the varicose veins,
which are close to the skin, shrink and improve in appearance. Once
the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins take over to carry
blood from the leg, re-establishing normal flow.
Many insurance carriers cover the vein ablation treatment, based
on medical necessity for symptom relief. Contact your provider for