In sclerotherapy, a tiny needle is used to inject the vein with medication that irritates the lining of the vein.  In response, the       vein collapses and over time will no longer be visible.  Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins and smaller varicose veins.

Vein ligation is a minimally invasive surgery that is used when there is reflux present in the vein.  Ligation refers to an actual     tying off of the vein.  The procedure is done most often in the office under local anesthesia.  There is minimal post procedure    discomfort and most patients are able to return to work the day following the procedure.

EVLT is a minimally invasive laser procedure done in the office.  This procedure is done on faulty veins as an alternative to   vein  stripping.  The treatment takes about one hour and is performed under local anesthesia.  Normal light activity may be       resumed  immediately after the procedure, but patients may be sore for one to two weeks following the evlt procedure.

Vein stripping is done as an outpatient procedure at a hospital under general anesthesia.  The vein is removed from the leg        using a small powered surgical device.  The surgery takes about one hour.  Generally, following a vein stripping, the leg is         moderately bruised and sore for one to two weeks.