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 Center for Vein Restoration
Dr. Luis Dibos of The Center for Vein Restoration has helped patients throughout Towson, Maryland find relief from varicose veins and spider veins through Towson vein treatments. Both of these venous conditions may lead to embarrassment or self-consciousness due to the unsightly nature of the conditions, while varicose veins may even cause pain and heaviness in the legs. Not surprisingly, many individuals suffering from these conditions seek Towson vein treatment to find relief at trustworthy clinics such as The Center for Vein Restoration.
There is a variety of Towson vein treatments awaiting patients who seek treatment at this facility. Some of those available include ambulatory phlebectomy, compression stockings, ELVeS, endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, pharmacomechanical thrombolysis, radiofrequency occlusion, varicose vein surgery, Veinwave and VNUS. Patients may also receive venous reflux exams at this facility. For more information about this facility and the treatments available, patients should speak with Dr. Dibos.