Is the Venefit procedure painful?
Most patients report feeling little, if any, pain during the Venefit procedure. Your physician should give you a local or regional anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
How quickly can I resume normal activity?
Patients treated with the Venefit procedure may resume normal activities more quickly than patients who undergo surgical vein stripping or endovenous ablation. With the Venefit procedure, the average patient typically resumes normal activities within the next day. For a few weeks following the treatment, your vein specialist may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain from very strenuous activities (heavy lifting, for example) or prolonged periods of standing.
How soon after treatment will my symptoms improve?
Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the procedure.
Is there any scarring, bruising, or swelling after the procedure?
Most patients report having limited to no scarring, bruising, or swelling following the Venefit procedure using the ClosureFast catheter.
How is the Venefit procedure different from endovenous laser?
Although the Venefit procedure and 980nm endogenous laser ablation are both minimally invasive procedures, a comparative, multi-center study showed that the Venefit procedure was associated with statistically significant lower rates of pain, bruising and complications. Patients undergoing the Venefit procedure also reported improvements in quality of life measures up to four times faster than patients treated with 980nm endovenous laser ablation.
How is the Venefit procedure different from vein stripping?
During vein stripping, incisions are made in the groin and calf, and a tool is threaded through the diseased vein to pull the vein out of the leg. With the Venefit procedure, only one small incision is made at the insertion site and the vein is then treated and left in place. This minimally invasive approach reduces the likelihood of pain and bruising associated with vein stripping surgery.
Is the Venefit procedure covered by insurance?
Many insurance companies pay for the Venefit procedure in part or in full. The Venefit procedure has coverage policies with major health insurers. Please discuss your coverage with your insurance provider prior to seeking treatment.