Are YOU suffering from Chronic Venous Insufficiency or Venous Reflux Disease?
Do you experience the discomfort and swelling of varicose veins? If so you may be one of more than 30 million people with undiagnosed varicose veins or CVI (Chronic Venous Insufficiency).
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. CVI or Venous Reflux Disease develops when the valves that keep the blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. As a result, vein valves will not close properly, leading to symptoms of:
- Varicose Veins
- Swollen Limbs
- Leg Heaviness & Fatigue
- Skin changes
Venuous Reflux Disease is PROGRESSIVE - symptoms can and mostly likely will worsen over time if untreated!
Diagnosing Venous Reflux and the Venefit Procedure
Using Ultrasound to scan your leg(s), Dr. James F. Ganem will determine if venous reflux is present. Once diagnosed, a patient may become a candiate for the minimally invasive Venefit procedure.
The Venefit procedure is an outpatient procedure performed in our office. Using Ultrasound, our physician positions a Closurefast catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter is powered by radiofrequency (RF) energy, delivering heat to the vein wall. As thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will re-route itself to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing.
The average patient typically resumes normal activites within a few days.
Think you are a candidate? Take the Self Asssesment test and find out.