The Venefit™ Procedure
The Venefit™ procedure is a non-laser treatment option for varicose veins. This procedure treats venous reflux disease in the superficial venous system, often the underlying cause of painful varicose veins.
- Relief of symptom within 2 days
- Outpatient Procedure
- Can be performed under local anesthesia
- The average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days
- Proven results with positive patient outcomes and experience
Experience the Venefit™ Procedure
The Venefit™ procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, your physician will position the Closurefast catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency (RF) energy delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will re-route itself to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Your doctor may encourage you to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time.
The average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days.
If so, you may be suffering from venous reflux disease. More than 30 million people are undiagnosed with varicose veins or CVI. Traditionally, patients diagnosed with venous reflux would undergo vein stripping surgery. Now, minimally invasive treatment options, such as the Venefit™ procedure, are available to patients.
About the Venefit™ Procedure
Is the Venefit™ procedure painful?
Most patients report feeling little if any pain during a Venefit™ procedure. Dr. Mirchou will give you a local or regional anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
How quickly can I resume normal activity?
Patients treated with the Venefit™ procedure may resume normal activities more quickly than patients who undergo surgical vein stripping or endovenous ablation. With the Venefit™ procedure, the average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days. For a few weeks following the treatment, your vein specialist may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain from very strenuous activities (heavy lifting, for example) or prolonged periods of standing.
How soon after treatment will my symptoms improve?
Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the procedure.
Is there any scarring, bruising, or swelling after the procedure?
Most patients report limited to no scarring, bruising, or swelling following the Venefit™ procedure using the Closurefast catheter.
Although the Venefit™ procedure and 980nm endovenous laser ablation are both minimally invasive procedures, a comparative, multi-center study showed that the Venefit™ procedure was associated with statistically significant lower rates of pain, bruising and complications. Patients undergoing the Venefit™ procedure also reported improvements in quality of life measures up to four times faster than patients treated with 980nm endovenous laser ablation.
How is the Venefit™ procedure different from vein stripping?
During vein stripping, incisions are made in the groin and calf, and a tool is threaded through the diseased vein to pull the vein out of the leg. With the Venefit™ procedure, only one small incision is made at the insertion site and the vein is then treated and left in place. This minimally invasive approach reduces the likelihood of pain and bruising associated with vein stripping surgery.