What is VNUS Closure procedure?

What is VNUS Closure procedure?

The VNUS Closure® procedure The tiny catheter delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall. As the RF energy is delivered and the catheter is withdrawn, the vein wall is heated, causing the collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close.

Is VNUS Closure procedure safe?

As with any medical intervention, potential risks and complications exist with the Closure procedure however most people are not affected. After surgery, it’s possible to develop a blood clot in the deep veins in the leg (DVT). In most cases this is treatable, but it can be a life-threatening condition.

How much does VNUS Closure Cost?

The approximate cost of the VNUS procedure is around $750 per catheter. The total cost will depend on the number of catheters required, based on the size of the vein to be treated. Cost will also vary based on the location of the doctor.

How painful is VenaSeal?

If Discomfort Occurs Some VenaSeal™ patients may experience minor tenderness in the treated areas. If this occurs, be assured that it is usually quite mild and transient. Those who experience post-procedure discomfort, on average, describe a pain level of no more than two on a scale of one to 10.

Is VNUS Closure procedure painful?

Is the procedure painful? Patients who undergo VNUS Closure report feeling some pain and burning during the administration of the local anesthesia prior to the procedure. After the local is given, during the Closure procedure, the patient may experience some heat.

How successful is VenaSeal?

How effective is the VenaSeal treatment? Studies conducted into the success rates of the VenaSeal treatment has shown an initial success rate of 94% to 98.9% six months after treatment.

What are the side effects of VenaSeal procedure?

The potential adverse effects (e.g., complications) associated with the use of the VenaSeal system include, but are not limited to, adverse reactions to a foreign body (including, but not limited to, nonspecific mild inflammation of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue), arteriovenous fistula, bleeding from the access …

How long does a vein closure procedure take?

Q: How long does the ClosureFast™ radiofrequency vein ablation procedure take? A: The ClosureFast radiofrequency vein ablation procedure takes approximately 45-60 minutes, although patients may normally spend 2-3 hours at the medical facility due to normal pre- and post-treatment procedures.