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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 Virginia Vein Care
Welcome to Virginia Vein Care!
Virginia Vein Care was founded to provide comprehensive treatment of venous disease. With a new location conveniently located across from Tyson’s Galleria, Virginia Vein Care offers patient-oriented state of the art care to patients suffering from varicose veins and all forms of venous disease.
We offer services for both medically necessary and cosmetic problems. If you are suffering from sore, painful legs or perhaps have a “heavy feeling” as if you have been on your feet all day, you may very well have venous reflux disease. In addition, venous reflux disease is responsible for the bulging, twisted veins commonly known as varicose veins. Unsightly spider veins are also a direct consequence of venous reflux disease, also known as venous insufficiency.
Many treatments for varicose veins relieve symptoms without curing the underlying venous reflux disease that causes varicose veins, spider veins and eventually leg ulcers. At Virginia Vein Care, Dr. Markovitz and his knowledgeable staff will determine and discuss with you the best treatment plan needed to eliminate unsightly varicose veins for good.
A comprehensive and painless ultrasound examination is essential to the accurate diagnosis of lower extremity venous disease. Our certified expert ultrasound technicians have years of experience and provide a “roadmap” for the proposed therapy. In the past, the treatment of varicose veins often involved hospitalization and a surgical procedure. This is no longer the case, as Virginia Vein Care now exclusively offers the VNUS ClosureFAST™ procedure, a new minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. The procedure is performed in our office and in most instances patients return to work the very next day.
Some patients have even had the procedure performed on their lunch break!
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