You don’t have to live with unsightly or painful varicose veins. Our vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists can treat most patients with no hospital stay required.

Varicose Vein Treatment


Our vascular specialists use a catheter to deliver radiofrequency energy that collapses the vein.  The procedure is completed in minutes. No anesthesia is required. After the surgery, you must wear a compression bandage and avoid vigorous activity for a few weeks.

Endovenous Ablation Therapy

Varicose veins are a common condition that can be treated by the Guthrie interventional radiology team through a same-day procedure called Endovenous Ablation Therapy. The procedure is minimally invasive and has a fast recovery time, helping to relieve your leg pain and often improve the appearance of your veins.

Vein stripping and ligation

Our vascular specialists make an incision in the leg and either remove (strip) or tie off (ligate) the varicose vein. Most patients go home the same day of their surgery and resume normal activities within several weeks.


A care team that can include vascular surgery, aesthetic services and interventional radiology works together on this procedure, which involves injecting a concentrated saline solution into the vein, causing it to collapse. Compression stockings are required after the procedure to maintain pressure on the vein.

These treatments can be used alone or in combination, depending on the severity of your veins and other conditions you have. To determine which course of action is best for you, make an appointment with a vascular specialist or interventional radiologist.

Vascular Care at Guthrie

  • Our vascular surgery physicians, interventional radiologists and plastic surgeons are specially trained in vascular surgery and the treatment of varicose veins and are board-certified.
  • Guthrie Heart and Vascular Care Center, located in Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, is a state-of-the-art space for heart and vascular surgeries and procedures. There are private patient rooms, cardiac catheterization labs, and a hybrid operating room. The unit is centered around quick efficient care of our patients.
  • Hybrid operating room – a state-of-the-art operating room with real-time, high-resolution digital imaging capabilities allowing for complex surgeries and studies to take place simultaneously with an integrated team of heart and valve specialists.

Guthrie Cardiac and Vascular team treats patients with circulatory diseases: abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, and peripheral artery disease. 

Interventional Radiologists specialize in non-surgical treatments using advanced imaging guidance to diagnose and treat patients.

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