Vein ablation is a technique for the treatment of venous reflux in legs using diathermy or laser equipment. Venous stasis is a common condition in which the flow of blood from the legs to the heart is abnormal.
When everything is working normally, a series of one-way gates (called valves) makes sure that the blood can only move one direction: toward the heart. However, when the valves are damaged, the “muscle pump” doesn’t work (imagine a busy intersection with no traffic signals). This condition is called reflux and most often involves a large leg vein called the saphenous vein.