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VNUS Closure Procedure

 

The VNUS Closure 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, your physician will position the Closure catheter into the diseased vein, through a small opening in the skin.  The tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency (RF) energy 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 will be provided to aid healing.  Patients are encouraged to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time.

Patients who undergo the Closure procedure typically resume normal activities within a day.

VNUS closure procedure - radiofrequency ablation
 

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

 

Click below to view a short video about the VNUS Closure procedure:

 

If you have vein disease or varicose veins, call us at 916-835-7777 or contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Milne.