Involves "sealing" the saphenous vein shut with radio frequency energy and replaces the old procedure of Vein Stripping. This is often the first step in patients with severe varicose vein decease and is performed as an outpatient procedure in the office. the procedure used at the Vein & Vascular Center is called ClosureFast and is one of the most successful and efficient means of saphenous vein ablation. The procedure is covered by insurance and usually involves 1-2 days off from work as desired. Many patients do return to work the next day.