Venocure is proud to offer VNUS ClosureFAST™ as a safe alternative to vein surgery. Many patients are considering this procedure first before other varicose vein treatments due to the minimally invasive method. VNUS Closure is also known as Venefit, which uses radiofrequency energy to warm and contract collagen that is found inside vein walls—causing the vein walls to collapse and close.
In comparison to other venous reflux treatment options such as sclerotherapy and phlebectomy, VNUS Closure is a preferred option for larger varicose veins. Some of the advantages are:
- Outpatient procedure
- Minimal recovery time
- Normal activities can resume after 24-48 hours
- No incision
- Minimal scarring
- Long-term relief of pain and discomfort
Clinical tests throughout the United States and Europe have shown that patients who have undergone VNUS Closure have reported effective vein occlusion. After 1-2 years, the results continue to improve and their veins remain to be reflux free.
With the help of an ultrasound, a radiofrequency-powered catheter is inserted into the diseased vein through a very small opening in the skin. The radiofrequency delivers heat into the vein, targeting the vein wall and collapsing the vein completely. The vein is then sealed to redirect blood flow to healthy veins, ultimately reducing or completely eliminating the appearance of the large veins. Patients can expect the procedure to take approximately 30 minutes from start to finish, and local anesthesia is used simply to comfort patients. Once the procedure is complete, the wound is protected with a small bandage over the insertion site then patients can return home and resume to normal activities 24-48 hours post-procedure. Typically, your physician will encourage you to walk only and avoid running or other strenuous activities for a short period of time.
The vein doctors at Venocure are professionally trained and accredited physicians who will perform VNUS Closure and help you get the results you are looking for. Oftentimes, VNUS Closure is done in conjunction with Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy to improve the overall results of the procedure.
The VNUS Closure treatment is not the same as vein stripping. What’s the difference, you might ask? Vein stripping does exactly what the title says—removes the diseased vein entirely through an incision during surgery. Vein stripping is a more invasive procedure that is performed in an operating room and the patient requires full anesthesia.
VNUS Closure leaves the affected vein in place and the minimal recovery time is much more appealing to patients who are suffering from varicose veins and spider veins.
Venocure is proud to offer this procedure to residents in Dearborn, as well as in Brownstown, to help as many varicose vein sufferers as possible. Dr. Nahhas is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardio and is a registered physician in vascular interpretation. Dr. Nahhas has worked with hundreds of patients to resolve their venous disease problems and get them back to a healthier, and more comfortable, lifestyle.
Dr. Nahhas shares the same passion for patient care with Dr. Chattahi who is also dedicated to improving the cardiovascular health of individuals who are suffering from varicose veins in Brownstown and Dearborn. Both varicose vein physicians will work to help reduce the discomfort and unsightly veins you might be suffering from.
Contact our office today to request a complimentary consultation at one of Venocure’s offices in Dearborn or Brownstown today!