Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive technique to remove the greater saphenous vein (GSV) in the thigh and/or the small saphenous vein (SSV) at the back of the calf. Both of these veins commonly feed into visible varicose veins. During radiofrequency ablation, heat is delivered to the vein wall by a catheter inside the vein. The heat causes the collagen in the vein wall to contract; this contraction results in collapse and closure of the vein. After the vein is sealed shut, blood naturally is re-routed to other healthier veins gery Consultants is to provide compassionate, comprehensive, and coordinated surgical care to our community.