Endovenous Ablation

Thermal endovenous ablation

Two state-of-the-art endovenous ablation procedures are available for the treatment of varicose veins.

The ClosureFastâ„¢ procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. This technique uses radiofrequency energy to precisely and effectively treat patients suffering from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Using ultrasound, the physician positions the catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The small catheter delivers heat to the vein wall, causing it to shrink and the vein to seal closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will reroute itself to other healthy veins.

This procedure takes approximately 45-60 minutes with local anesthetic. This procedure is virtually painless and scarring is almost nonexistent. There have been studies showing lower rates of pain, bruising and complications and a faster improvement in patients’ quality of life.

Non-thermal endovenous ablation

The VenaSeal procedure is the only non-thermal, non-tumescent, non-sclerosant procedure that uses a specially formulated medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. This unique approach eliminates the risk of thermal nerve injury when treating the small saphenous vein, which is a risk sometimes associated with certain thermal-based procedures. Clinical studies have demonstrated this procedure is safe and effective. The procedure is administered without the use of tumescent anesthesia, avoiding patient discomfort associated with multiple needle sticks.