l2At our center we also perform the VNUS Company Closure FAST procedure. With this therapy, a catheter is inserted into the incompetent vein. Radiofrequency energy is delivered to the inner walls of the vein, closing it. Post procedure discomfort is minimal or absent.
Both, Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and Endovenous Laser Therapy (ELT) result in similar effects: closing (or ablating) the diseased vein by healing the vein wall. The result: no more blood flow in the vein; the vein lumen is scarred, which is the goal of such treatments. There is an ongoing debate in the scientific literature regarding the advantages of laser VS Radiofrequency treatments. Some favor one over the other, depending on the literature source. Usually other centers advocate either ELT or RFA depending on the availability of the particular machine.

Having both modalities at our Center we found that:

• Both, Closure FAST ™ and Infrared Laser machines are equally effective and cause either minimal
or no post-procedure discomfort.

• Availability of these machines enables Dr. Merab Boter to choose the best cure
for varicose veins for every individual patient depending on his/her vein anatomy and clinical condition.


• Endovenous Laser Therapy

• Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation

• ClariVein Procedure

• Microphlebectomy

• Sclerotherapy