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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 Vein Center of St. Paul Radiology
The physicians at the Vein Center of St Paul Radiology have been at the forefront of providing minimally invasive treatments for vein disease to the Twin Cities and are recognized nationally as experts in the use of catheter based treatments. The physicans are double boarded in Interventional Radiology and Vascular and Diplomates of the American Board of Phlebology.
The physicians are joined by a team of healthcare experts with over two decades of experience. The staff have sub specialized in the treatment of venous disease for the past 5 years. The vein center team has provided education and training for the past four years to physicians and staff interested in the treatment of vein disease.
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