What is the ClosureFast Procedure?
- What is the ClosureFast Procedure?
- How is the ClosureFast Procedure Performed?
- The Benefits of the ClosureFast Procedure
- Treatment Outcomes Using ClosureFast
- Risks of ClosureFast Treatment
- Frequently Asked Questions About The ClosureFast Procedure
ClosureFast is a minimally invasive treatment that eliminates unhealthy, diseased varicose veins in your legs, which are often caused by Chronic Venous Insufficiency.
How is the ClosureFast Procedure Performed?
Before the procedure, a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) is injected on the inside of the knee. Using ultrasound as a guide, your doctor will use a needle to insert a tiny catheter into the diseased vein. An anesthetic will then be injected into the length of the vein to maximize your comfort.
As the catheter is guided through the disease varicose vein in 7cm segments, the ClosureFast device will deliver consistent and uniform thermal energy to the walls of the vein, causing the vein to collapse/ seal shut, restoring healthy blood flow and circulation. Your body will reabsorb the collapsed vein within 6 to 9 months.
The process takes anywhere between 45 to 60 minutes and is done on an outpatient basis. Many patients report returning to work the very same day.
The Benefits of the ClosureFast Procedure
Published data demonstrate over 95% success rate with few complications reported. Many consider the ClosureFast Procedure to be one of the best options to treat cases of major varicose veins and venous insufficiency.
Some of the noted advantages include little pain and discomfort, minimal recovery time, use of local anesthesia, safer and more effective alternative to surgery (vein stripping). It is also covered by medical insurance.
Additional benefits include:
- FDA approved
- Non-surgical treatment
- No general anesthesia needed
- No sutures
- Zero downtime
- Results within a few days
- High success rate
Keep in mind, ClosureFast is a procedure designed as a medical necessity for purposes of treating a diagnosed medical condition. This procedure is not appropriate for cosmetic issues or spider veins.
Treatment Outcomes Using ClosureFast
People who have been treated using the ClosureFast Procedure saw a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1 to 2 weeks. Also, most patients report limited to no swelling, bruising, or scarring after the procedure.
In fact, a large study demonstrated continued success up to 5 years post-treatment with a 95% reflux-free rate.Source: National Institute Of Health
Risks of ClosureFast Treatment
All medical interventions carry potential risks and complications. During your consultation, your symptoms and medical history will be reviewed to determine whether any unique risks are present.
Also, your doctor will likely review the following complications:
- Vessel perforation
- Pulmonary embolism
- Adjacent nerve injury
- Skin burn or discoloration
Other Treatment Options
VenaSeal uses a specially formulated injectable adhesive to treat diseased veins. The adhesive permanently seals the vein shut, restoring healthy circulation and blood flow.
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a solution (“sclerosant”) or foam directly into the varicose vein. The solution irritates the vein, causing it to shrink and collapse.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Laser ablation utilizes laser heat to contract and seal the unhealthy vein. The heat ultimately causes the vein to contract and seal shut. Unlike the ClosureFast, peak laser temperatures can reach over 1334 F (729 C), which can lead to more pain and bruising after treatment.
During vein stripping, your doctor will make an incision in your groin and tie off the diseased vein. A tool is then threaded through the leg vein to pull the vein out through a second incision made just above your calf.
Frequently Asked Questions About The ClosureFast Procedure
What are the side effects?
There are minimal side effects reported with the ClosureFast Procedure. It is possible to experience tenderness, pain, and bruising at the site of treatment, but many patients report little to no scarring, bruising, or swelling.
Is ClosureFast painful?
Local anesthetic minimizes pain and discomfort before and during treatment. Patients report minimal bruising, swelling, pain or aching during and after the procedure.
Many patients resume normal activities within just a few short days following treatment. Your doctor may recommend a regular walking regimen for the few weeks following the ClosureFast Procedure and to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity.
How long does ClosureFast treatment take?
The entire procedure takes approximately 15 to 45 minutes. You can anticipate spending anywhere from 2 to 3 hours at the medical office for the pre and post-treatment process.
Is ClosureFast covered by insurance?
Speak with your doctor to review your insurance coverage at the time of consultation. Most insurance companies have coverage policies with ClosureFast and will pay for all or part of the procedure.
Also, ClosureFast was designed as a medically necessary procedure for diagnosed medical conditions. Chronic Venous Insufficiency and major varicose veins are considered medical conditions; most importantly, they are progressive conditions that will worsen without medical intervention.
Am I a candidate for ClosureFast?
You are a candidate for ClosureFast if you have varicose veins or Chronic Venous Insufficiency.
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