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ClosureFast™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy
The ClosureFast™ procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) in which a vein specialist inserts a ClosureFast™ endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) catheter to collapse and close enlarged leg veins. After the vein is sealed shut, blood then naturally re-routes to healthy veins.
The ClosureFast™ Procedure: What to Expect
The ClosureFast™ catheter is inserted into the vein through a tiny incision below the knee. Guided by ultrasound imaging, the physician treats a 7 cm segment of vein with a 20-second burst of radiofrequency energy, causing the vessel to shrink around the catheter. The physician withdraws the catheter, treating each segment until the entire length of the vein has been sealed. Unlike painful vein stripping surgery, the catheter delivers uniform, consistent heat to each segment and temperatures do not exceed 120° C. As a result, the ClosureFast™ procedure causes less bruising and allows for rapid patient relief and recovery. The ClosureFast™ procedure is performed in our office.