VNUS Closure – Treatment for Varicose Veins
The most advanced treatment available for varicose veins (sometimes incorrectly spelled “vericose) is the VNUS ClosureFAST procedure. VNUS Closure and the newer and quicker ClosureFAST procedure both work in the same manner. The VNUS ClosureFAST procedure is performed in our office under a local anesthetic, which ensures the procedure is virtually painless. The short video below explains how the procedure works:
During the Closure procedure, a tiny catheter is placed in the varicose vein under ultrasound guidance. Radiofrequency energy is delivered throught the catheter, causing just enough heat to close or collapse the vein as the catheter is withdrawn. The vein is then reasorbed into the surrounding tissue, resulting in elimination of the unsightly varicose vein, as well as the symptoms you may have experienced.
The cosmetic outcome of the Closure procedure is generally very pleasing, and in most patients the long term result is permanent elimination of the treated vein. Most patients experience very little if any scarring. Best of all, you will be on your feet immediately after the procedure, and back to most normal activities within a day.
If you suffer from varicose vein symptoms, your insurance or Medicare will in most cases cover the majority of the cost of varicose vein treatment. Typicals symptoms include pain, itching, bleeding, swelling and in some cases leg ulcers. We will work with your insurance company to determine what coverage is available for your treatment and obtain advance approval for your treatment if required.
The vein specialists at Albany Surgical, PC have performed hundreds of successful varicose vein ablation procedure since 2004.