This procedure utilizes a diode laser by Diomed for the non-invasive office based treatment of varicose veins. In the past, a hospital surgical procedure was needed to treat reflux of the large vein in the groin responsible for varicose veins. Now, often in under an hour, the vein can be treated with a laser attached to a fibre which is inserted into the vein near the knee. It is threaded to the correct location to remove the affected vein. The patient can walk immediately after the procedure, and there is usually minimal down time. For more information, please go the the EVLT web site.