VNUS Vein Closure
Let Middlebury Surgical's experts on varicose veins and spider veins improve your comfort and confidence with our virtually pain-free treatment options that include VNUS Closure.
Understanding Venous Reflux Disease:
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous Reflux Disease develps when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs, and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. As a result, vein valves will not close properly, leading to symptoms of:
- Varicose Veins
- Swollen Limbs
- Leg Heaviness and Fatigue
- Skin Changes
**Venous Reflux Disease is progressive. Symptoms can worsen over time if left untreated
The VNUS Closure Procedure:
The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, Dr. Giuseppe Tripodi will position the ClosureFAST 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 may be provided to aid healing
Most patients who undergo the Closure procedure typically resume normal activities within 1 - 2 hours!