Varicose Vein Treatment in Utah
One of the best things about medical advances is that we can actually treat and cure medical issues that our parents simply had to live with. Such is the case with our new Venefit™ Closure procedure (Previously a VNUS Closure Procedure) which we perform here at Davis Vein Center of Utah. Vein treatment choices are extensive, but this is one of the best options available. In order to understand this innovative process, one must understand what varicose veins are, as well as their cause.
Varicose veins occur when valves within the vein walls become damaged, causing the blood to accrue within the veins themselves. When this happens, vein walls stretch and visibly enlarge. The most common areas of the body for varicose veins are within the pelvic and leg area, and are more common in women due to increased vein pressure caused by pregnancy.
While largely associated with age, varicose veins are mostly caused by genetics, standing in place for long periods of time, and lack of exercise. Other contributing factors to varicose veins include obesity, heavy lifting, and even menopause. Unfortunately, varicose vein symptoms are not merely cosmetic. Symptoms can range from minor itching to serious pain. Regardless, without treatment symptoms usually worsen over time.
Varicose Vein Treatment Solutions
So what if you have varicose veins? Chances are that you do, as varicose veins are quite common, affecting over 80 million Americans. Conventional Utah vein treatment can range from laser surgery on the vein itself, to traditional vein stripping which entails removing the damaged veins completely. Fortunately, one of the most innovative methods that continues to gain popularity is the Venefit™ Closure procedure which is often the best option for the following reasons.
1. Minimally Invasive Procedure
In the not-so-distant-past, the only way to treat varicose veins was by “vein stripping” which entailed pulling diseased veins through incisions in the groin and ankle area of the body. This is performed by many Utah vein centers. The Venefit™ Closure procedure utilizes the latest medical technology by inserting tiny catheters into the vein via a tiny incision in the lower leg, eliminating the need for groin surgery and general anesthesia. The Closure procedure can be performed using localized anesthesia in a physician’s office, as well as in an outpatient vein center of Utah, surgicenter, or hospital setting. On top of this, we also only use brand new ClosureFast Catheters in our procedures.
2. Less Pain Means Faster Recovery
A recent varicose vein recovery trial in which the Venefit™ Closure procedure was used, showed that Closure procedure patients returned to work activity and regular life cycles faster than those patients that had received vein stripping surgery, or laser varicose vein surgery. Factors that helped Closure procedure patients recover faster included less pain, less patient bruising, and faster recovery due to the minimally invasive Closure procedure.
3. Excellent Results
The ClosureFAST catheter, which represents the latest advancement in the Closure procedure, has been shown in a multi-center study to have a 97.4 efficacy rate at treating varicose veins. This shows that the Venefit™ Closure procedure is highly effective and, as proven in the aforementioned recovery trial, is gentle on the patient.
4. Look And Feel Better
Because treatment with the Closure procedure is minimally invasive and is catheter-based, it results in little to no scarring. Imagine how you’ll feel without itching and painful varicose veins. As with any vein center in Utah, you are encouraged to review all safety information associated with the procedure. Therefore, we would like to invite you to visit with us for an initial evaluation. The evaluation will include analysis of your condition, as well as a direct treatment plan. You’ve waited long enough! It’s time to look and feel how you deserve, so call us today!