VenefitTM Targeted Endovenous Therapy
The VenefitTM procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins and CVI in which a vein specialist inserts a Covidien ClosureFastTM Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Catheter to collapse and close incompetent leg veins. After the vein is sealed shut, blood then re-routes to healthy veins.
What to Expect
The ClosureFastTM catheter is inserted into the vein through a small incision below the knee. Guided by ultrasound imaging, the physician treats a segment of the diseased vein with a burst of radiofrequency energy, causing the vessel to shrink around the catheter. The physician withdraws the catheter, treating each segment until the entire length of the diseased vein has been sealed.
Unlike vein stripping surgery or laser ablation, the catheter delivers heat in 20 second bursts to each vein segment. Compared to treatment with 980 nanometer (nm) laser ablation, the VenefitTM procedure generally causes less bruising and allows for rapid patient relief and recovery.6 The VenefitTM procedure is commonly performed in an office or an outpatient setting and is covered by most health insurance in the United States and in several countries in Europe. Consult your insurance provider before seeking treatment.*