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The Surgical Group of Southwest Michigan

Overview - Closure ProcedureAn Alternative Treatment

At The Surgical Group of Southwest Michigan, we are pleased to offer the ClosureFast™ Procedure, in addition to other treatment modalities for comprehensive management of vein disease.

Earlier this year, ClosureFast™ Procedure was introduced, a targeted endovenous therapy, a new name for what was formerly the VNUS or Venefit Closure™ procedure. The transition to the ClosureFast™ Procedure name enables us to differentiate radiofrequency ablation therapy from other forms of treatment for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).

More than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins and the more serious form of venous disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), yet only 1.9 million seek treatment each year. If the disease is left untreated, varicose veins can progress to become CVI with symptoms that worsen over time. Fortunately, diagnosing and treating this disease early can halt its progression.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red or flesh colored. They are often raised above the skin on legs and look like twisted, bulging cords. They can also be associated with pain, aches, heaviness, restless legs, or burning and itching of the skin.

What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)?

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a progressive medical condition that may worsen over time. As varicose veins progress to become CVI, other painful symptoms like leg swelling, skin damage and ulcers may occur. There are a number of factors that contribute to varicose veins and CVI, including pregnancy and heredity.

ClosureFast™ - Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation

We proudly offer the ClosureFast™ Procedure , formerly known as the VNUS or Venefit Closure™ procedure, for the treatment of varicose veins and CVI. The ClosureFast™ Procedure is a minimally invasive segmental ablation treatment that utilizes radiofrequency (RF) energy to provide an even and uniform heat to contract the collagen in the vein walls, causing them to collapse and seal. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will re-route itself to other healthy veins.

The ClosureFast™ Procedure allows for a quick, comfortable recovery and a return to everyday activities for the average patient, while also improving the appearance of varicose veins.

The ClosureFast™ Procedure is a minimally invasive treatment alternative for patients with a condition known as superficial venous reflux, which often results in varicose veins and other painful symptoms. Varicose veins are known for their distinctive blue color and bulging appearance under the skin. They afflict an estimated 10%-20% of the adult population. In the United States, that translates into 20-25 million people, the majority of whom are women.

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