Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins that are noticeable just under the surface of the skin. This is caused by a back-up of blood due to weakened or damaged veins. The most common symptoms include visible veins, skin irritation, and heavy legs. Our interventional radiologist can perform an endovenous laser ablation treatment, which uses heat to close the veins that are causing issues. A thin laser fiber will be inserted into the vein that will cause the vein to shrink. The procedure is typically very well tolerated and normal activity can be resumed once completed.