VENEFIT™ TARGETED ENDOVENOUS THERAPY
UNDERSTANDING VENOUS REFLUX DISEASE
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. As a result, vein valves will not close properly, leading to symptoms of:
- Varicose veins
- Swollen limbs
- Leg heaviness and fatigue
- Skin changes
VENOUS REFLUX DISEASE IS PROGRESSIVE — SYMPTOMS CAN WORSEN OVER TIME IF LEFT UNTREATED.
EXPERIENCE THE VENEFIT PROCEDURE
The Venefit procedure Issaquah is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, your physician will position the ClosureFast™ catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency (RF) energy delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will reroute itself to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Your doctor may encourage you to walk but to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time. The average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days.
ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM VENOUS REFLUX DISEASE?
Many factors contribute to the presence of venous reflux disease, including:
- Family history
- Heavy lifting
- Using ultrasound to scan your leg(s), your physician will determine if venous reflux is present.
- Relief of symptom within 2 days
- Outpatient procedure
- Can be performed under local anesthesia
- The average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days.
- Proven results with positive patient outcomes and experience
*Photo courtesy of Dr. Sidhu, This picture shows results of Venefit the procedure treatment only. Cosmetic improvements may occur sooner with adjunctive procedures.
Frequently asked Questions about the Venefit Procedure:
Q: Is the Veneﬁt procedure painful?
A: Most patients report feeling little, if any, pain during the Veneﬁt procedure. Your physician should give you a local or regional anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
Q: How quickly can I resume normal activity?
A: Patients treated with the Veneﬁt procedure may resume normal activities more quickly than patients who undergo surgical vein stripping or endovenous ablation. With the Veneﬁt procedure, the average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days. For a few weeks following the treatment, your vein specialist may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain from very strenuous activities (heavy lifting, for example) or prolonged periods of standing.
Q: How soon after treatment will my symptoms improve?
A: Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the procedure.
Q: Is there any scarring, bruising, or swelling after the procedure?
A: Most patients report limited to no scarring, bruising, or swelling following the Veneﬁt procedure using the ClosureFast™ catheter.
Q: How is the Venefit procedure different from endovenous laser?
A: Although the Venefit procedure and 980nm endovenous laser ablation are both minimally invasive procedures, a comparative, multi-center study showed that the Venefit procedure was associated with statistically significant lower rates of pain, bruising and complications. Patients undergoing the Venefit procedure also reported improvements in quality of life measures up to four times faster than patients treated with 980nm endovenous laser ablation.
Q: How is the Venefit procedure different from vein stripping?
A: During vein stripping, incisions are made in the groin and calf, and a tool is threaded through the diseased vein to pull the vein out of the leg. With the Venefit procedure, only one small incision is made at the insertion site and the vein is then treated and left in place. This minimally invasive approach reduces the likelihood of pain and bruising associated with vein stripping surgery.
Q: Is the Venefit procedure covered by insurance?
A: Many insurance companies pay for the Venefit procedure in part or in full. The Venefit procedure has coverage policies with major health insurers. Please discuss your coverage with your insurance provider prior to seeking treatment.
DO YOU EXPERIENCE THE DISCOMFORT & SWELLING OF VARICOSE VEINS?
If so, you may be suffering from venous reflux disease. More than 30 million people are undiagnosed with varicose veins or CVI. Traditionally, patients diagnosed with venous reflux would undergo vein stripping surgery. Now, minimally invasive treatment options, such as the Venefit procedure, are available to patients.
When varicose vein treatment isn’t enough to bring relief from its pain, you might want to consider the Venefit procedure. Get in touch with Vein, Vascular & Aesthetic Associates. We serve the communities of Everett, Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Seattle and Sammamish.
For more information on Venefit procedure or to make an appointment, call us today at 425-250-9999. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form.