The Venefit™ procedure uses radiofrequency energy to precisely
and effectively treat patients suffering from Chronic Venous
Insufficiency (CVI). With less pain and bruising than
alternative treatments, physicians can feel confident that a
better patient experience is part of every Venefit procedure.
The Venefit™ procedure is the only
minimally invasive segmental radiofrequency (RF) ablation
treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy to provide an
even and uniform heat to contract the collagen in the vein
walls, causing them to collapse and seal. Once a leg vein is
closed, blood flow is redirected to healthy veins.
The Venefit procedure allows for a quick, comfortable recovery
and a return to everyday activities, while also improving the
appearance of varicose veins.
Want to look and feel better? Learn
more about our vein treatment services today, call our Baton
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Self-Assessment: Are You a
Candidate for Venefit™
If you answer yes to one or more of the following questions,
please contact us today at 225-766-0416 for a consultation.
Have you ever had varicose veins?
Do you experience leg pain, aching or
Do you experience leg or ankle swelling,
especially at the end of the day?
Do you feel “heaviness” in your legs?
Do you experience restless legs?
Do you have skin discoloration or texture
Do you have open wounds or sores?
Has anyone in your blood-related family
ever had varicose veins or been diagnosed with venous reflux
disease or chronic venous insufficiency?
Have you had any treatments of procedures
for vein problems?
Do you stand for long periods of time, such
as at work?
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Questions About Venefit™
1. What is Venefit™ targeted endovenous
The Venefit™ procedure is a minimally invasive treatment
option that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to effectively
treat patients suffering from varicose veins or chronic venous
insufficiency (CVI). A vein specialist inserts the ClosureFast™
catheter into the diseased vein to provide consistent and
uniform heat to contract the collagen in the vein walls,
causing them to shrink and seal closed. Once the diseased vein
is closed, blood will re-route itself to other healthy veins.
2. How is the Venefit™ procedure different from the VNUS
The Venefit™ procedure is just a new name for the VNUS Closure
procedure, providing the same clinically proven results with
the same great patient recovery profile.
3. How is the Venefit™ procedure different from vein
During vein stripping, incisions are made in the groin and
calf, and a tool is threaded through the diseased vein to pull
the vein out of the leg. With the Venefit™ procedure, only one
small incision is made at the insertion site and the vein is
then treated and left in place. This minimally invasive
approach reduces the likelihood of pain and bruising.1,2
4. How is the Venefit™ procedure different from endovenous
Although the Venefit™ procedure and endovenous laser ablation
are both minimally invasive procedures, a comparative,
multi-center study showed that the Venefit™ procedure was
associated with statistically significant lower rates of pain,
bruising and complications. Patients undergoing the Venefit™
procedure also reported improvements in quality of life
measures up to four times faster than patients treated with
endovenous laser ablation (the study was conducted with a
980nm laser). 3
5. How long does the Venefit™ procedure take?
The Venefit™ procedure takes approximately 45-60 minutes,
although patients may normally spend 2-3 hours at the medical
facility due to normal pre- and post-treatment procedures.
6. Is the Venefit™ procedure painful?
Most patients report feeling little, if any, pain during the
Venefit™ procedure.3 Your physician should give you a local or
regional anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
7. Does the Venefit™ procedure require anesthesia?
The Venefit™ procedure is usually performed under local or
regional anesthesia. It is generally performed in a vein
specialist's office or an outpatient surgical facility.
8. How quickly after treatment can I return to normal
Patients treated with the Venefit™ procedure may resume normal
activities more quickly than patients who undergo surgical
vein stripping or endovenous laser ablation. With the Venefit™
procedure, the average patient typically resumes normal
activities within a few days.
For a few weeks following the treatment, your physician may
recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain
from very strenuous activities (heavy lifting, for example) or
prolonged periods of standing.
9. How soon after treatment will my symptoms improve?
Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their
symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the procedure.
10. Is there any scarring, bruising or swelling after the
Patients report limited to no scarring, bruising or swelling
following the Venefit™ procedure using the ClosureFast™
11. What potential risks and complications are associated
with the Venefit™ procedure?
As with all medical procedures, potential risks and
complications exist including vessel perforation (when the
catheter punctures the vein wall), thrombosis, pulmonary
embolism (when a blood clot travels to the lungs), phlebitis
(inflammation of the vein), infection, nerve damage,
arteriovenous fistula (an abnormal connection between an
artery and a vein), hematoma (bruising), and skin burn. As
with all medical procedures, consult your physician to
understand the risks and benefits of the procedure.
12. Is the Venefit™ procedure suitable for everyone?
Only a vein specialist can tell you if the Venefit™ procedure
is the right option for your vein problem. Experience has
shown that many patients with varicose veins or CVI can be
treated with the Venefit™ procedure.
13. Is age an important consideration for the Venefit™
The most important step in determining whether or not the
Venefit™ procedure is appropriate for you is a complete
ultrasound examination by your vein specialist. Age alone is
not a factor in determining whether or not the Venefit™
procedure is appropriate for you. The Venefit™ procedure has
been used to treat both women and men across a wide range of
14. How effective is the Venefit™ procedure?
The Venefit™ procedure has been shown in a large
international, multi-center study to be 93% effective over
15. Is the Venefit™ procedure covered by my insurance?
Many insurance companies pay for the Venefit™ procedure in
part or in full. The Venefit™ procedure has coverage policies
with major health insurers. Please discuss your coverage with
your insurance provider prior to seeking treatment.
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