Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins
The VNUS® Closure® procedure is yet another example of a Deaconess First. Again, we’re introducing our community to the future of healthcare – a future with less invasive procedures, less pain, faster recoveries and more cost-effective treatments. This time, we’re helping patients who suffer from superficial venous reflux, a condition that can cause unsightly varicose veins and the associated swelling, pain and fatigue.
The Closure procedure is a welcome alternative to the traditional surgical process called vein stripping. Compare the two treatments below.
||Invasive surgical procedure
|Requires only local or regional anesthesia
||Requires general anesthesia
||Inpatient surgery with hospital stay
|Return to normal activities in 1-2 days
||Recovery to normal activities may take several weeks
|Small incision or skin puncture
||Larger surgical incision
|Minimal or no scarring
|Virtually no bruising or pain
||Bruising or pain may be significant
|No stitches required
||More expensive due to necessity of general anesthesia, invasive surgery, and hospital stay