The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City offers 2 state-of-the-art endovenous ablation procedures for the treatment of varicose veins.
The ClosureFast™ 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. Studies show lower rates of pain, bruising and complications and faster improvement in patients' quality of life.