At Bon Secours Vein and Vascular Specialists, we utilize Covidien’s VNUS medical technologies to provide non-invasive and painless treatment for varicose veins.
In the past, varicose veins were treated by removing the affected veins in a time-consuming, invasive surgical procedure known as stripping. The process involved general anesthesia, multiple incisions, and a long recovery time with bandages, weeks of wearing compression stockings, and a few days of continued bleeding and swelling.
But with VNUS, the process can be completed quickly and easily as an outpatient procedure. The veins are examined and monitored using ultrasound. A local numbing agent is applied, and a catheter is inserted through a single tiny incision once the leg is numb. The catheter uses radio frequencies to warm the veins and close them. This enables the body to immediately re-route blood to healthy veins. A simple bandage is placed over the incision, a compression stocking is applied, and many patients are able to get off the exam table and walk out the door on their own. Varicose vein symptoms are relieved almost immediately, and patients are often able to resume normal activities the very same day.
Don’t feel trapped by the discomfort and embarrassment of varicose veins. Contact us today to learn more about VNUS medical technologies.