Varicose Veins

Veins are blood vessels that return deoxygenated blood from the outer parts of the body to the heart. When a vein becomes thick, full of twists and turns or enlarged it is called a varicose vein. Varicose veins can occur when the valves in the leg veins become weak or diseased and no longer function properly, causing blood to pool in the legs.

Varicose veins are the most obvious and visual symptoms of vein disease, but you do not have to have visible veins to have vein disease. Other symptoms include aching, throbbing, itchy, numb, burning, cramping, swollen, tired, fatigued or heavy legs, ankles and/or feet, skin discoloration, open sores or ulcers. Click here to learn more about healthy vs. diseased veins.

The Vein Guys® offer treatment for varicose veins and can alleviate the symptoms of vein disease. Learn more about the leading-edge technology and minimally invasive procedures we use that allow you to return to the active lifestyle you desire.

 

VENEFIT™ PROCEDURE

The Vein Guys® use the Venefit™ procedure (formerly called VNUS Closure™), or endovenous radiofrequency ablation, to treat vein disease. We have chosen this procedure because it is clinically proven to be an effective means of treating varicose veins and their underlying cause, venous reflux. It is a minimally invasive procedure with less pain and less bruising compared to traditional vein stripping surgery and laser treatment.

Using the Venefit™ system, physicians close the diseased or damaged vein. This is done by inserting a catheter into a vein and heating the vein wall using temperature-controlled radio-frequency energy. Heating the vein wall causes collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close. After the vein is sealed shut, blood naturally reroutes to healthy veins and the body dissolves the closed vein over time.

The procedure is done in the office, takes about 15 minutes, and patients walk away from the procedure and typically return to their normal activities within a day. Venefit™ uses two types of instruments to close the vein, the ClosureFAST™ Catheter and the ClosureRFS™ Stylet. The Vein Guys®’ surgeons will determine which is right for each patient based on the type of vein disease they have.

We adhere to the highest quality and standards in vein care treatment and surgery and, for this reason we do not reprocess catheters or use reprocessed catheters like others do in vein care practices, clinics, and institutes.

Venefit™ using the ClosureFAST Catheter

The Venefit™ procedure is the newest procedure for treating superficial veins with venous reflux disease. Venefit™ uses The ClosureFAST™ catheter with either a 6.5 cm or 3 cm electrode to generate radiofrequency waves to heat and collapse the vein wall. The catheter is used to close the greater saphenous vein, lesser saphenous vein or the shorter access branches off these veins.

TriVex System

The TriVex System is a procedure used to remove large clusters of varicose veins through a minimal number of small incisions. This procedure is far more effective than other forms of varicose vein removal surgery, and patients recover quickly with excellent cosmetic results.

Advanced fiber optic technology illuminates the varicose veins so the surgeon can accurately target the veins, ablate them and confirm their removal. The procedure is minimally invasive and conducted in an out-patient operating room under general anesthesia. .