VNUS Closure® is a treatment for varicose veins that many patients in St. George, UT undergo here at Riverside Medical Arts. We perform every procedure with utmost quality and care.
What is VNUS Closure®?
This system is already becoming a popular alternative for the correction of varicose veins. Traditionally, this medical condition is addressed through the stripping of the vein. VNUS Closure® is performed by sealing the vein shut instead of stripping it. Many of our patients are pleased with the idea of this minimally invasive procedure as an alternative solution to varicose vein problems.
Who are good candidates for a VNUS Closure®?
Not everyone with varicose veins is a good candidate for VNUS Closure®. Most phlebologists use this method to close the great saphenous veins. Although the use of this method has somewhat been extended for the treatment of several other vein conditions and some perforator veins, only a qualified medical professional can tell if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
What happens during a VNUS Closure® procedure?
On the day of your appointment, creating an incision in the groin would not be necessary, unlike in a vein stripping process. Instead, the affecting vein remains in its place and will be closed with the use of a special catheter that will be inserted to the vein through a small puncture. The procedure eliminates the bruising and pain that often comes with the vein stripping process. The operation may be done on an outpatient department while the patient is under local or regional anesthesia. The whole VNUS procedure usually takes three to five minutes, although the patient can spend around 30 minutes inside the clinic for any instructions before and after treatment.
What can I expect after my VNUS Closure® treatment?
You may be able to return to your normal daily activities immediately after treatment. Our doctors at Riverside Medical Arts may also advise you to maintain a regular walking regimen during the first few weeks after your treatment. It is also advisable to avoid performing any strenuous activities or standing in prolonged periods. Common side effects, such as minimal scarring or bruising, usually dissipate in about one to two weeks following the procedure.