Venefit™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy
With Venefit, providers at Valley Vein Center (Goodyear & Phoenix, AZ) are able to treat varicose veins and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) in a minimally invasive, low-pain, outpatient approach.
Venefit is an endovenous therapy, which means the entire procedure is done from within the vein – no stripping or major incisions, little (if any) scarring, and as pain-free as any intervention currently available. Read more to learn how the Venefit procedure is done in our Phoenix and Mesa Valley Vein Center offices.
How the Venefit™ Procedure Works
The Venefit procedure is typically done under local anesthesia in one of our two Valley-area vein clinics; general anesthesia is not necessary for this procedure. First, the physician makes a small incision just below the knee through which he inserts the ClosureFast™ catheter. (This incision oftentimes does not leave a scar.)
Using ultrasound imaging, the physician guides the 7 cm-long catheter to the damaged vein. With a 20-second burst of radiofrequency energy, the damaged vessel shrinks around the catheter. The catheter is then withdrawn to the next section of the vein. The 20-second burst of energy is emitted, and the process continues until the entire vein has been sealed shut. Blood then reroutes through other healthy veins.
To see how the Venefit™ Procedure is done at Valley Vein Center, view the above brief video.
The Benefit of Venefit™: Why Patients Choose Us
The Venefit procedure offers a clear benefit over surgery: it’s minimally invasive, takes just 45-60 minutes, and can be done on an outpatient basis. However, the same could be said of many other varicose vein therapies in the Valley area.
The Venefit procedure is truly remarkable when it’s compared to other sophisticated laser ablation therapies. The consistent, evenly applied heat that’s emitted during the Venefit procedure may result in less pain, less bruising, a faster recovery and better clinical outcomes when compared to other laser ablation therapies. (According to “a prospective, international, multi-center study […] 93 percent of treated veins were closed 3 years following treatment with the VenefitTM procedure,” reports Covidien.)
Life After Venefit™
After the procedure, a small bandage is placed over the catheter insertion site, and some compression may be applied to help your legs recover. With Venefit, the average patient is able to return to normal activities in just a few days following treatment. Also, most patients report noticeable results within just 1-2 weeks following the procedure. There’s little to no scarring, swelling or bruising.*
*Individual results may vary.