Endovenous Thermal Ablation (EVTA) is a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure used to treat venous disease in the legs and the pelvic area. Also referred to as laser therapy, it utilizes high-frequency radio waves directed through a thin tube to create intense heat within the unhealthy vein. This closes up the problem vessel so blood cannot flow through it, redirecting blood flow into healthy veins to allow the blood to return to the heart. Eliminating the unhealthy vein reduces the vein bulging and minimizes pain, swelling, and pressure in the problem area. It is performed as an outpatient procedure with minimal recovery and discomfort.