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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 (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 VeinSolutions - Carmel
VeinSolutions has sought to create an innovative approach to vein care. VeinSolutions comprises board-certified vascular surgeons dedicated to using the latest technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, spider veins and vascular birthmarks.
VeinSolutions is committed to both cosmetic and therapeutic vein care. We've set things up with you in mind. Convenient location. Comfortable environment. Staffed by a pleasant team of knowledgeable professionals.
Our knowledge and experience is time honored. In practice since 1985, our surgeons have a combined total of more than 80 years of experience treating vascular diseases. Our surgeons are specifically educated and trained to assess, diagnose, educate and treat patients with venous problems.
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