The VNUS Closure Procedure
The VNUS® Closure procedure is a treatment for varicose veins. The procedure brings advanced technology to an age-old disease.
We perform the Closure® procedure on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, we position the Closure® catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin.
The tiny catheter delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall. As we deliver the RF energy and withdraw the catheter, the vein wall heats up. This causes the collagen in the wall to shrink and close the vein. Once we close the varicose vein, blood reroutes to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, we place a simple bandage over the insertion site, and we may provide additional compression to aid recovery. We encourage you to walk and to refrain from extended standing or strenuous activities for a period of time.
Patients who undergo the VNUS ® Closure procedure typically resume normal activities within a day.