Because the Venefit Procedure is less invasive, recovery time is shortened from a few weeks on average for vein stripping to about one day for the Venefit Procedure. Additionally, the Venefit Procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia.
Advantages and Benefits of the Venefit/VNUS Closure Procedure include:
Using ultrasound, your physician will position the Venefit catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny radiofrequency powered catheter delivers heat to the vein wall. After sealing the vein, blood flow redirects to healthy veins, thus reducing or eliminating the appearance of enlarged, diseased veins. The Venefit procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and typically takes about 30 minutes. Local anesthesia is used for patient comfort. In some cases, this procedure is performed in conjunction with Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy.