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Venefit™ is a clinically proven, minimally invasive procedure that treats varicose veins and their underlying cause, venous reflux, with little or no pain. Venefit patients can walk away from the vein procedure and be back to everyday activities – either at home or at work – typically within a day.
The Venefit procedure is the treatment for venous reflux and varicose veins patients seek when they want a minimally invasive treatment alternative with less pain and less bruising when compared to traditional vein stripping surgery and laser treatment. Using the Venefit system, physicians close the diseased veins by inserting the Venefit catheter and heating the vein wall using temperature-controlled RF energy. Heating the vein wall causes collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to scar close. After the vein is sealed shut, blood then naturally reroutes to healthy veins with normal valves.
The Venefit procedure does not involve pulling the diseased vein from the thigh as with vein stripping surgery, or using 700° C laser energy which boils blood to occlude a vein as with endovenous laser (EVL).4 In the RECOVERY Trial, a multi-center head-to-head comparative randomized trial comparing Venefit with EVL, the Venefit procedure was found to have less patient pain and less patient bruising than EVL for the best patient recovery experience available from a minimally invasive vein treatment.2 Additionally, in other randomized comparative studies have shown that patients receiving the Venefit procedure return to normal activity and work significantly faster than those receiving vein stripping.1
The ClosureFast catheter, which represents the latest advancement in the Venefit procedure, has been shown in a multi-center study to have a 97.4 efficacy rate at one-year.3 This shows that the treatment is highly effective.
Venefit catheters are inserted into the vein via a tiny incision in the lower leg, eliminating the need for groin surgery and general anesthesia. The Venefit procedure is performed using local anesthesia in the office.
Because treatment with Venefit is minimally invasive and is catheter-based, it results in little to no scarring.
Venefit can be used for the long and short saphenous veins. In addition, incompetent perforator veins can be treated with excellent success using the Venefit technique. Dr. Nackman presented one of the first series of patients at a national meeting treated with Venefit for perforator disease.5
Visit the Venefit website for more information: The Venefit Procedure