VNUS in Boca Raton, Florida (FL)

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 (2 mm 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 a 6.5 cm length of the vein for about 20 seconds and is then 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 Kimmel Institute

The KIMMEL INSTITUTE (formerly The Boca Vein Center) offers vein treatments to meet the community need for a dedicated and experienced vascular surgeon to help patients with various types of vein disorders. While many vein centers may offer similar services, The KIMMEL INSTITUTE believes only Board-Certified CardioVascular Surgeons should personally direct all of your venous interventions. For over 20 years Dr. Kimmel has successfully treated patients in the Boca Raton area for all aspects of their vein treatment needs; he now applies his expertise as a Vascular Surgeon to the outpatient management of varicose and spider veins.  

The KIMMEL INSTITUTE has also expanded its services to include advanced laser/IPL and injectable aesthetic treatments to meet their patients" needs. Don"t be fooled by other "specialists" who want to treat your veins. If you want an expert in Vascular problems, Dr. Kimmel and The KIMMEL INSTITUTE offer you a beautiful, comfortable, private and secure environment for all your vein care needs along with the experience of a true vascular specialist. Free Screening! Call today to see if you qualify for a free screening evaluation at our office. There is no obligation, so call today!  


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