The VNUS Closure Procedure brings state-of-the-art technology to an age-old disease. Varicose vein disease was previously treated with vein stripping procedures, which have now been made obsolete.
The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, your physician will access the diseased vein with a needle, and insert the Closure catheter through that site. The tiny catheter is powered by radiofrequency (RF) energy which delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Patients who undergo the Closure procedure typically resume normal activities within a day.
Highlights of the Closure Procedure
- Relief of symptoms
- Outpatient procedure
- Local anesthesia
- Resume normal activity within 1-2 days
- Good cosmetic outcome with minimal to no scarring, bruising or swelling