Venous reflux disease, also known as chronic venous insufficiency, is a problem with the circulatory system that develops when the small valves in a vein become damaged or weakened. This allows blood to begin to flow backwards within the vein.
That blood then pools, creating pressure that makes the walls of the affected veins bulge out against your skin. Venous reflux disease is a progressive disease, which means it won’t get better on its own.
People with venous reflux disease often have large areas of twisted, bulging veins that are clearly visible through the surface of their skin. The condition can cause pain and unusual sensations in the legs as well as changes in the skin of your legs and ankles.
The VNUS Closure System is a treatment for venous reflux disease. It uses radiofrequency energy to create heat within a damaged vein. That heat shrinks the collagen in the vein walls, forcing the veins to collapse in on themselves.
The radiofrequency energy is delivered through a small catheter inserted directly into the targeted vein. This ensures the surrounding tissues are not exposed to excess heat and that the treatment is both safe and effective.
This treatment offers an alternative to invasive vein-stripping procedures, which were once the most common way to treat varicose veins and other vein issues.
Many patients and practitioners choose the VNUS Closure System because it offers the chance to dramatically improve the symptoms of venous reflux disease in just one short office visit. Additional benefits of this treatment include:
When you entrust Afzal Clinics with your vein care, you can rest assured you’re in the best of hands. Dr. Afzal is a trainer for Medtronic®, the company that makes the VNUS Closure System. He’s proud to share his skills and knowledge with the next generation of physicians and surgeons. Book your visit with the team at Afzal Clinics online or over the phone today.