The Venefit ™ Procedure, an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery, brings state-of-the-art technology to an age-old disease.
The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound guidance, your physician will position the Closure catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The slender catheter delivers Radiofrequency (RF) energy to the catheter, which heats the vein wall. As the vein wall is heated and the catheter withdrawn, the collagen in the wall shrinks and the vein closes. 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. Your doctor may encourage you to walk at frequent intervals and to refrain from prolonged standing and strenuous activities for a period of time.
The Venaseal ™ Procedure is the newest alternative treatment option for varicose veins. It is also less invasive and performed on an out-patient basis. It is known as "Glue" Procedure and similar to the Venefit ™ is done through a small flexible catheter under ultrasound guidance. This catheter delivers measured doses of Cyanoacrylate ("Glue") to seal the vein being treated. It is a pain free procedure and does not require local anesthetic or freezing. Once the diseased vein is sealed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, the use of compression is not required for most patients. Your doctor will discuss the need in the initial assessment prior to your procedure. Like Venefit ™, your doctor may encourage you to walk at frequent intervals and to refrain from prolonged standing and strenuous activities for a period of time.
Patients who undergo the Endovenous Ablation procedures typically resume normal activities within a day.