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Venous reflux disease can cause discomfort, swelling and varicose veins in your legs, it's superficial, and approximately 25 million Americans suffer from venous reflux. There a procedure called VNUS Closure Fast that is minimally invasive and can treat venous reflux disease.
VNUS Closure Fast Procedure
This procedure utilizes heat to permanently close the problem vein. With VNUS Closure FAST a catheter is threaded into the vein near the knee, through a very small (2mm to 3 mm) incision. Ultrasound is then used to correctly position the catheter in the vein. Before the catheter is turned on, local anesthesia is injected around the vein.
The catheter heats up 6.5 centimeters of the vein for about 20 seconds, then it's moved along the length of the vein. The VNUS Closure FAST closes and scars the vein, which is then treated as waste by the body and is removed over time. Some parts of the treated varicose vein may remain in bulging sections and a few smaller veins may remain after treatment. These remaining veins can later be treated with sclerotherapy (injections which also close smaller veins) or laser treatment. Because this treatment is minimally invasive, and performed with only local anesthesia, patients are back on their feet the next day. Improvements will be noticed in about one week, with the body taking several months to remove the scarred vein.
About The Vein Group at Radiology Associates of Hartford
Radiology Associates of Hartford is Central Connecticut’s most experienced and progressive radiology group. From diagnostic imaging and women’s imaging to preventive health screenings and minimally invasive treatments, our service offering is among the most comprehensive in the region.
Diagnostic testing is performed on state-of-the-art, 100% digital imaging technology. As a result, testing is performed faster—and image quality is more precise—than with equipment manufactured just a few years earlier.
Many of our board-certified radiologists are subspecialty trained, providing an added measure of confidence when interpreting imaging tests. And they are always available to consult with you and your doctor about test results.You will experience a level of customer service and professionalism uncommon in healthcare today. We have flexible appointment times to accommodate your schedule, minimal waiting times, fast results reporting and a number of thoughtful “touches” throughout every step of the process to ensure that your short time with us is as comfortable and convenient as possible.
You have a choice when it comes to where to have your diagnostic testing performed. Find out why Connecticut patients and their physicians choose Radiology Associates of Hartford!
For your convenience we have (3) additional locations:
35 North Road
Avon, CT 06001
9 Cranbrook Boulevard
Enfield, CT 06082
31 Sycamore Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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