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VNUS closure procedure is minimally invasive varicose vein treatment. It involves gentle vein heating through a keyhole incision. Book online today
Before the procedure, the consultant will use an ultrasound machine to scan and mark the position of the end of the vein in the groin. You will then enter the treatment room or operating theatre and local anaesthetic injected. A special catheter is then inserted into the vein through a small 2-3mm cut just below the knee.
Once positioned, radiofrequency energy is gently delivered to seal and shut the faulty vein. A small dressing is applied, along with a special compression stocking, which you will need to wear for the next 7 to 10 days. Following this procedure most people have an instant relief of symptoms.
The VNUS Closure® procedure also known as Venefit generally takes around 30 – 40 minutes, and following this you will normally be free to leave after in as little as an hour. Your consultant will discuss this with you at your consultation.
The benefits of The VNUS Closure® Procedure over endovenous laser treatment are believed to be:
However, The VNUS Closure® Procedure is not appropriate for all patients or performed in all Circle Hospitals.