VNUS Closure for Varicose Veins

Image: VNUS ClosureFAST Radiofrequency Catheter, Georgia Vein Center

ClosureFAST Radiofrequency Catheter

It’s estimated that half of Americans over 50 suffer from venous reflux disease, better known as varicose veins. However, you don’t have to be in your 50s to see swollen, ropey veins appear on your legs. Varicose veins can become visible in teenagers and are most common among women. VNUS Closure at Atlanta-based Vein Center of Northwest Georgia is an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat varicose veins.

What is VNUS Closure?

VNUS Closure is an alternative to vein stripping or laser therapy as a treatment for varicose veins. The procedure is designed to close diseased varicose veins, causing the blood to naturally reroute to healthy veins.

During the VNUS Closure procedure, a Closure catheter is inserted into the varicose vein through a small incision in the lower leg. The vein wall is then heated using temperature-controlled RF energy. The collagen in the wall will then shrink and close, and the Closure catheter can be removed.

This procedure can be done using local anesthesia in your doctor’s office. Patients typically report less pain and bruising with VNUS Closure than with other treatment options. The recovery time after VNUS Closure is usually shorter and results in little to no scarring.

If you suffer from varicose veins that cause throbbing, swelling or pain in your legs, talk contact Vein Center of Northwest GA about VNUS Closure therapy. Your insurance may help cover the cost of the procedure.