VNUS Closure Procedure in Visalia CA
Non-surgical vein closure procedure for varicose veins & venous insufficiency.
Vein ablation has been the go-to varicose vein treatment for nearly a decade. It is clinically proven to provide relief from leg discomfort and swelling, and can also provide aesthetic improvements to legs that are visually affected by varicose veins.
The VNUS Closure procedure is performed right here at the VIP office in Visalia, CA by expertly trained Vein Specialists. The procedure typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes depending on the extent of your vein problems, and you’re able to resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
We are VIP Specialists, and we’re to help you get your legs back to health. Our Vascular and Interventional Specialists provide a full suite of screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for spider veins, varicose veins, and more advanced stages of venous insufficiency.
Our vein treatment center is conveniently located in downtown Visalia, California at the corner of Locust Street and East Acequia Avenue. Schedule your visit today!
VNUS Closure Procedure in Visalia, CA
VNUS ablation uses thermal energy to effectively close down varicose veins. When applied to the inside of a varicose vein, thermal energy causes the walls of the vein to collapse. The elimination of a major vessel causes blood to resume flow through nearby healthy veins, which helps to restore healthy circulation in the leg.
The VNUS Closure procedure is performed using a catheter-based device that is outfitted with a heating element and connected to a radiofrequency (RF) generator. Prior to activating the heating element, the saphenous compartment, which surrounds the vein, is filled with a liquid referred to as tumescent anesthesia. Tumescent anesthesia acts as a heat sink to protect surrounding tissue from excessive temperatures during treatment, and also numbs the area to minimize any pain or discomfort during the procedure. 
The catheter is inserted into the leg through a single puncture
Tumescent anesthesia is injected into the saphenous compartment
Radiofrequency or laser energy is applied to the heating element
Vein wall collapses from heat-induced collagen denaturation
Is VNUS Closure Clinically Proven?
VNUS Closure Procedure in Visalia, CA
Most patients report an immediate improvement in their pain symptoms following vein treatment, but visible changes to the leg can take 1 to 3 months to heal and return to normal. We’ll ask you back for follow-up evaluations 4 weeks after your procedure to check on the status of your veins and provide additional treatment if necessary.
Even though the chances are minimal, the risk of VNUS closure complications emphasizes the importance of seeing a board-certified Vascular Specialist about your veins, to ensure you’re receiving the highest quality of care from a trained professional.
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