This procedure to physically remove or “strip” your great saphenous vein (GSV) required surgery in a hospital, a general anesthetic, multiple 3- to 8-inch long incisions, and could take up to five hours for the operation. Then, the patient had to stay in the hospital for several days to a week, require frequent bandage changes, and undergo quite a bit of pain during the treatment.
That was invasive surgery. This is minimally invasive VNUS Closure®.
Venous closure, also known as Venefit™, VNUS Closure® or radiofrequency ablation, is what the vein specialists at Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center in Mechanicsburg now use. This procedure to treat varicose veins:
- Is minimally invasive.
- Is performed in just 30 minutes to an hour in our offices, depending on the extent of your problem.
- Requires only local anesthesia.
- Has little to no downtime following the procedure.
- Is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.
- Has excellent outcomes – in a large international, multi-center study published in December 2012, 99% of patients were free of pathological venous reflux after one year and 95% were reflux-free after five years.
To learn more about the Venefit procedure (formerly known as VNUS Closure) or to make an appointment at Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center, call us today at 717-921-1412.