VNUS in Austin, Texas (TX)

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 (2mm 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  6.5 centimeters of the vein for about 20 seconds, then it's 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 Austin Vein Specialists

Austin Vein Specialists is a medical and surgical clinic devoted exclusively to the treatment of vascular and vein disorders. Our focus is the cosmetic treatment of varicose veins and spider veins. We utilize the most modern vein therapies available, including vein laser treatments, EVLT, ultrasound-guided vein treatments, radiofrequency ablation, VNUS, venous sclerotherapy, and ambulatory microphlebectomy. The Vascular Imaging Department within our facility allows us to provide immediate on-site ultrasound studies for your convenience. At Austin Vein Specialists, we pride ourselves on achieving the best possible cosmetic results through our use of the most state-of-the-art procedures available. Our goal is to achieve complete satisfaction for every patient through our dedication to exceptional care. At our Vein Clinic, you will always be seen, examined, and treated by a physician one-on-one.

Additional Location:

7700 Cat Hollow Dr.
Round Rock, TX 78681

Featured Specialist for VNUS in Austin, TX

Austin Vein Specialists

Joel Gotvald, MD, FACS, RPVI

Call Now: (512) 634-8088
12319 N. Mopac Expressway #250
Plaza North Building
Austin, TX 78758

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