What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can appear blue, red, or flesh-colored. They often protrude above the skin on the legs and resemble twisted bulging cords. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the veins. They carry blood from the legs toward the heart no longer functions, causing blood to pool in the legs.

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Do you Suffer from Varicose Veins?

Gnarled, enlarged veins, known as varicose veins, most commonly appear in the legs and feet. Damage in the lower extremities of the body is more common due to standing and walking increasing the pressure of those veins. Moreover, these veins can appear bulging and twisted with a dark purple or blue color. Some people want to get rid of varicose veins for just cosmetic reasons. 

However, others decide to seek medical help due to aching pain and discomfort. Painful symptoms include an achy or heavy feeling in the legs, itching around one or more veins, burning, throbbing, swelling, and hardening of the vein. If you suffer from these symptoms, the Venefit™ procedure might be right for you.

Venefit™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy is an effective treatment for varicose veins and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Furthermore, in a comparative multi-center study on the treatment of great saphenous reflux, the Venefit™ procedure delivered by the ClosureFast catheter, demonstrated less pain, less bruising, and fewer complications than 980 nm laser ablation.

To determine if the Venefit™ procedure is right for you, we invite you to speak with a vein specialist. For further assistance in locating a trained specialist in the area closest to you, contact information is provided below.

What is the Venefit™ Procedure?

The Venefit™ procedure offers patients a non-surgical method of treating varicose veins to not only improve the skin’s appearance but also reduce the pain and health risks associated with large varicose veins.

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How does the Venefit™ Procedure Work?

During the Venefit™ procedure, the surgeon will insert a special catheter, known as the Covidien ClosureFast endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) catheter, through a slight incision below the knee.

The surgeon then guides the catheter using ultrasound imaging and treats the target vein with heat that does not exceed 120°C.

The heat, produced by radiofrequency energy, causes the collagen to denature, and therefore the vein shrinks around the catheter. After sealing shut the enlarged vein, the blood will naturally find its way to healthy veins.

How long does the Venefit™ Procedure take?

On average, surgeons can treat one vein in as little as 15 minutes.

What are the Advantages of the Procedure?

The advantages of the Venefit™ procedure are that it is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia. The procedure also results in less pain, less bruising, little or no scarring, and faster recovery than vein stripping.

When will I Start Seeing Results?

Patients should see results within a week of the surgery. Studies have shown that these results last for at least 3 years in 93% of patients.

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Does the Procedure have any Associated Risks?

Risks associated with the Venefit™ procedure include:

  • Bruising.
  • Infection.
  • Skin Burn.
  • Nerve Irritation.
  • Vessel Perforation.
  • Vein Inflammation.
  • Pulmonary Embolism.

How much does Venefit™ Procedure Cost?

This is a self-pay, all-inclusive price. Price will vary based on insurance and health status, use of additional resources, and so on. We offer financing options for qualified customers. Visit our pricing page or call us to inquire more about the procedure.