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, your Veincare Specialist closes 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.
The Closure procedure can be performed using local anesthesia in an outpatient hospital setting or under general anaethetic as a daycase.
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 (EVLA). In the RECOVERY Trial, a scientific study comparing the Closure procedure with EVLA, the Closure procedure was found to produce less pain and l bruising than EVLA. Other studies have shown that patients receiving the Closure procedure return to normal activity and work significantly faster than those receiving vein stripping.
The ClosureFAST procedure has been shown in a scientific study to have a 97 percent efficacy rate at one-year. This shows that the treatment is highly effective.
Because treatment with Closure is minimally invasive and is catheter-based, it results in little to no scarring. As with any medical procedure, you are encouraged to review all safety information associated with the procedure by consulting your Veincare Specialist.
Potential Risks & Complications:
- Potential complications include, but are not limited to the following: vessel perforation, thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, phlebitis, haematoma, infection, paresthesia, skin burns.
- Treatment of veins located very close to the skin surface may result in a skin burn or brown discolouration
- Paresthesia is higher with treatment at or below the calf.