The VNUS Closure procedure is a minimally invasive treatment alternative with less pain and less bruising when compared to traditional vein stripping surgery and laser treatment. Using the Closure system, physicians close the diseased veins by inserting the Closure catheter into a vein and heating the vein wall using temperature-controlled RF energy. Heating the vein wall causes collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close. After the vein is sealed shut, blood then naturally reroutes to healthy veins.
Venous reflux or venous insufficiency develops when the valves that usually keep blood flowing out of your legs become damaged or diseased.
Minimally Invasive Outpatient Procedure -
Closure catheters are inserted into the vein via a tiny incision in the lower leg, eliminating the need for groin surgery and general anesthesia. The Closure procedure can be performed using local anesthesia in a physician’s office, as well as in an outpatient hospital setting or surgicenter.
Clinically Proven Less Post-Operative Pain -
The Closure procedure does not involve pulling the diseased vein from the thigh as with vein stripping surgery or using 700° C laser energy which boils blood to occlude a vein as with endovenous laser.
Excellent Clinical Outcomes -
The ClosureFAST catheter, which represents the latest advancement in the Closure procedure, has been shown in a multi-center study to have a 97.4 efficacy rate at one-year. This shows that the treatment is highly effective on the patient.
Cosmetically Appealing -
Because treatment with Closure is minimally invasive and is catheter-based, it results in little to no scarring.
*The information on this page is directly from the VNUS Website