Veins are blood vessels that return deoxygenated blood from the outer parts of the body to the heart. When a vein becomes thick, enlarged, or full of twists and turns 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 vein disease can also occur without any visible signs. Other symptoms include aching, throbbing, itchy, numb, burning, cramping, swollen, tired, fatigued or heavy legs, ankles and feet, skin discoloration, open sores or ulcers.
The Vein Guys™ offer treatment for varicose veins and can improve the symptoms of vein disease.
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 most common procedure currently used 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.
Step 1 – Catheter tip positioned 2cm distal to the saphenofemoral junction. Tumescent fluid is administered.
Step 2 – 7cm vein segment treated all at once during 20-second treatment cycle. Additional vein segment treated serially.
Step 3 – Catheter shaft allows fast and accurate catheter re-positioning between treatment cycles. No energy is delivered during the re-positioning.
Step 4 – This treatment of 45cm vein takes three to five minutes (seven treatment segments).
Venefit™ using the CLOSURE RFS Stylet
Perforator veins are those that connect the deep venous system with the superficial venous system. When the perforator veins need to be treated, the ClosureRFS™ Stylet is used to close the vein. This is the only intravascular ablation device specifically cleared by the FDA for the treatment of incompetent perforator veins. This minimally invasive outpatient treatment can be either the primary procedure or in addition to saphenous vein ablation with ClosureFAST™ catheter.