Endovenous Ablation

Endovenous ablation (EVLT) is a procedure to treat varicose veins. It uses laser technology to internally close off abnormal, refluxing, saphenous veins which often supply blood flow to secondary varicose or spider veins. Although EVLT does not directly remove varicose vein clusters or spider veins, these secondary vein problems may improve after EVLT treatment of the saphenous vein. If secondary varicose or spider veins persist, additional procedures may be needed. This office procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, takes approximately 45 minutes to perform, and most people can resume normal activities immediately after.

Why UAB

Whether you are looking for treatment for spider and varicose veins or a more complex vein problem, The UAB Vein Clinic offers comprehensive evaluation, specialized treatment, and compassionate care for the health of your veins.

As central Alabama’s premier comprehensive vein center, The UAB Vein Clinic provides state-of-the-art cosmetic, minimally-invasive, and surgical treatments by vascular specialists and medical experts who are specialty trained in vein disease.

The clinic, located at UAB Hospital-Highlands, provides outpatient care, while more intensive treatment is provided at UAB Hospital. The UAB Vein Clinic is part of the larger UAB Vein Program. As the only program of its kind in the state, the UAB Vein Program is designed to care for a wide range of venous problems.

When you choose UAB Medicine to care for your vein condition, you gain instant access to physicians who are leaders in the most complex vascular conditions and offer the latest in cutting-edge treatment options. 

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Related Conditions

This procedure may be used to treat or diagnose several different conditions. We have listed some of these conditions below for your convenience. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and may vary depending on your specific diagnosis.

Clinical Trials

UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials for Endovenous Ablation. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information on clinical trials at clinicaltrials.gov.

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