Get Relief Through an Easy Outpatient Procedure

ClosureFast is a minimally invasive treatment procedure that can promise less pain and bruising than traditional vein-stripping surgery and laser treatment. Using this procedure, providers close diseased veins by inserting a ClosureFast catheter into a vein and heating the wall using temperature-controlled RF energy.

Heating the wall of the vein causes collagen in the wall to shrink, causing the vein to close. After the vein is sealed, blood naturally reroutes to healthy veins. Let the professionals at the Vein Clinic inform you about what you need to know regarding this treatment. This process is commonly used for varicose veins, which will not disappear without treatment.

Learn About Treatment Steps

First, we’ll use an ultrasound to scan your legs and your physician will determine if superficial venous reflux is present. Then, closure catheters are inserted into the vein using a small incision in the lower leg. This can be done using a local anesthetic in a physician’s office, or in an outpatient hospital or surgical center.

As treatment with ClosureFast is minimally invasive and catheter-based, it results in little-to-no scarring. Please review the safety information associated with the procedure by consulting your provider.

Finally, after the procedure is performed, a bandage is placed on the insertion site, with additional compression optionally provided to aid healing. You may be discouraged to walk and to refrain from extended standing or taking part in strenuous activities.

Procedure Benefits 

  • Relief of symptoms
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Local or general anesthesia
  • Resume normal activities within 1-2 days
  • Good cosmetic outcome with minimal or no scarring, bruising or swelling

Planning for the Procedure

Risk factors include gender, age, pregnancy, obesity, a family history of varicose veins, sedentary occupation, or history of blood clot. Varicose veins never go away without treatment and frequently progress and worsen over time.

Map Out Game Plan

Using ultrasound to scan your leg(s), your physician will determine if superficial venous reflux is present.

Minimally Invasive

Closure catheters are inserted into the vein via a tiny incision in the lower leg. This can be performed using local anesthesia in a physician’s office, as well as in an outpatient hospital or surgicenter.

Cosmetically Appealing

Because treatment with Closure is minimally invasive and is catheter-based, results in little to no scarring. Review all safety information associated with the procedure by consulting your provider.

Treatment Recovery

Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Your provider may encourage you to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time. Patients who undergo the Closure procedure typically resume normal activities within a day.

“The staff was very informative and supportive throughout the entire process. I really enjoyed the facility and the special attention I received as a patient.”

~ Eryn Turton (The Vein Clinic Patient)