Exhausted Legs • Restless Legs • Leg Cramps • Swelling
Spider Veins • Varicose Veins
Approximately 25 million Americans suffer from venous disease, a condition which often results in varicose veins and other painful symptoms. As you may know, this can have a significant effect on a person’s lifestyle.
Venefit Targeted Endovenous Therapy, called the VNUS Closure® procedure, is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional vein stripping for patients with superficial venous reflux, an underlying cause of varicose veins. We at Meadows Surgical Arts are pleased to offer this treatment to our patients suffering from symptoms associated with varicose veins.
The VNUS Closure procedure uses a small catheter to seal the vein shut with radiofrequency ablation through a single small incision. Varicose veins that branch off from this vein may be treated with sclerotherapy, which involves injecting medicine into the veins to make them shrink. This is a non-invasive procedure that can take as little as 10 minutes per session and usually involves minimal downtime.
The patient can usually return to normal activities within a day. Best of all, once a defective saphenous vein is sealed shut or "occluded," blood flow immediately diverts to healthy veins. Like any interventional procedure, the VNUS Closure procedure involves risks and potential complications. You should consult Dr. Meadows to determine whether or not you are a candidate for this procedure, and if your conditions present any special risks.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits and risks associated with the VNUS Closure procedure, or in determining if you are an appropriate candidate for the treatment, please call one of our offices at (706) 335-3555 (Commerce) or (678) 541-0339 (Buford) to schedule an appointment.