OBJECTIVE: Endovenous methods are increasingly used to treat varicose veins. We evaluated the outcome of patients treated with the new radiofrequency ablation (RFA)-ClosureFast catheter in an outpatient setting. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of postinterventional duplex ultrasound (DUS), complication rate and quality of life of patients treated for incompetent saphenous veins. RESULTS: Between 2007 and 2009, 155 patients had been treated with ClosureFast. DUS was available from 73 (47%) patients (102 great [GSV] and 16 small [SSV] saphenous veins). After a mean follow-up of 12.2 months (range 1-29 months), DUS showed six (5.9%) open GSV and an occlusion of all treated SSV. One pulmonary embolism had occurred. Mean patient's satisfaction was 8.7 (10 = very satisfied), pain after one week 2.0 (no pain = 0, maximal = 10) and absence of work was 0.9 day (range 0-14 days). CONCLUSION: RFA for incompetent saphenous veins can safely be performed in an outpatient setting with a low complication rate, minimal pain and fast recovery.