After a comprehensive evaluation that includes an ultra-sound examination of the veins, our vein specialists
will determine the optimal treatment for each patient's needs.
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
catheter into the diseased vein, through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter delivers
radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall. As the RF energy is delivered and the catheter is withdrawn, the
vein wall is heated, causing the collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close. 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, 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.
• Relief of symptoms
• Resume normal activity within a day
• Outpatient procedure
• Local or general anesthesia
• Good cosmetic outcome with minimal to no scarring, bruising or swelling
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a method of surgical removal of surface veins. This is usually completed in our office
using local anesthesia. Incisions are tiny (stitches are generally not necessary) and typically leave imperceptible
puncture mark scars. Post-operative discomfort is minimal. After the vein has been removed by phlebectomy, a bandage
and/or compression stocking is worn for a short period.