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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 Specialists of the Carolinas
Vein Specialists of the Carolinas
Varicose Vein Treatment Has Never Been Easier
Welcome to our practice and thank you for visiting Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, our comprehensive vein treatment center. We are committed to providing our patients with state of the art treatment for varicose veins, venous insufficiency and venous ulcers in a comfortable and friendly environment.
Please plan to spend about an hour and half with us for your first visit. It is our goal to conduct a comprehensive review of your leg vein problem in order to determine the proper vein treatment for you at this initial consultation. To accomplish this we perform a complete venous leg ultrasound, we measure your legs for accurate fitting of compression garments, and take detailed digital images of your legs. Dr. Draughn reviews the results of the ultrasound with you and constructs a detailed treatment plan at this initial visit.
It is our desire for you leave our office with a full understanding of your vein treatment options with all questions answered, with a properly fitted pair of compression garments if needed, and with a thorough understanding of the benefits and risks of any procedures that may be recommended.
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