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Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation: Want to An alternative to look and varicose vein surgery feel your PRESENTED BY CALCAGNO & ROSSI akin to pull-starting a lawn mower. Due to VEIN TREATMENT CENTER, LLC the pain involved, the procedure requires general anesthesia. Since the Saphenous Varicose veins extensive enough to Vein has many veins entering it along cause symptoms afﬂict 25 million Ameri- its course, bleeding occurs resulting in best? cans, resulting in 2 million lost workdays hematoma formation (bruising) following each year. These uncomfortable veins are the “stripping” operation. usually associated with underlying valve Recently a new technique has dysfunction in the Saphenous Vein. The . evolved to replace “Vein Stipping” Ra- Saphenous Vein begins at your ankle and diofrequency Catheter Ablation accom- runs up to your groin where it enters the plishes the task of eliminating the reﬂux, deep vein system. Normally there are or backwash of blood down the Saphe- valves along the course of your Saphe- nous Vein without having to remove nous Vein which only allow venous blood the vein. This procedure is referred to as to travel in the correct direction back up “VNUS Closure.” In the doctor’s ofﬁce, the your leg toward your heart. When these Saphenous Vein is entered using a small valves malfunction the blood can’t get needle (less than a millimeter) in the leg. up to the heart and exerts pressure on The Radiofrequency Catheter is then the leg veins causing bulging varicose threaded up the vein to the groin where veins, pain, swelling, and in severe cases it’s location is guided by ultrasound. The ulceration. Radiofrequency Catheter then causes For many years the only treatment collapse of the Saphenous Vein through for this problem was to remove the the use of microwave energy. Once the Apart from the discomfort and health Saphenous Vein surgically. This proce- Saphenous Vein is collapsed, blood can dure, commonly known as “Vein Strip- no longer cause the high vein pressure risks associated with varicose veins, thus relieving the bulging varicose veins, ping” involves making an incision in the they detract from your appearance. groin and another incision in the leg. A pain, and swelling. Because the procedure catheter is then passed through the vein, can be performed through a small needle VNUS® Closure® is a clinically proven, exiting the skin at each incision. The Sa- rather than incisions and the vein is not phenous Vein is then disconnected above , “stripped” there is no need for general minimally invasive procedure that and below and “stripped” out, sometimes anesthesia and no bleeding or hematoma treats varicose veins and their un- requiring signiﬁcant force in a motion formation. derlying cause, venous reflux, NORMAL VEIN VENOUS REFLUX DISEASE with little or no pain. Closure Dilated Vein > patients can walk away from HEART the procedure and be back to everyday activities – either at home or at work – typically within a day. < VALVE LEAKY > OPEN VALVE > VALVE CLOSED 98% FOOT A leaky valve allows pooling of blood causing pressure in leg veins. of patients who have The increased pressure is what may cause surface veins to become varicose. undergone the Closure® procedure would recommend it Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation (VNUS Closure®) Pre-treatment to friends & family 1 week post-treatment (results may vary) 2025 Technology Parkway, Suite 304, Mechanicsburg 717-791-2800 fax 717-791-2828 www.VeinsAre.Us