Endovenous radiofrequency ablation, also known as venous closure, is an FDA-approved, minimally-invasive procedure to treat chronic venous insufficiency, the underlying cause of many varicose veins. At Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, Jeffrey Gosin, MD, FACS, has added the ClosureFast™ procedure to his CVI treatment arsenal, allowing for fast treatment with minimal scarring. If you’re suffering from CVI, call to schedule your consultation or book online.
Dr. Gosin performs a venous closure medical procedure to treat chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. These procedures close or seal off diseased veins, rerouting blood flow to healthier veins.
There are multiple approaches to closing veins, and Dr. Gosin employs several types depending on your symptoms, including radiofrequency (RF), adhesive, and laser treatment.
ClosureFast is a venous closure procedure that uses RF energy to close diseased veins. A small, handheld stylet delivers this energy, allowing Dr. Gosin to carefully target veins with utmost precision.
Unlike some other types of venous closure procedures, the ClosureFast stylet is specifically intended for the treatment of incompetent perforator and tributary veins, areas that other procedures can have trouble treating.
Your ClosureFast treatment occurs in Dr. Gosin’s office, and you can expect to spend 2-3 hours in total during your visit. Prior to treatment, Dr. Gosin performs an ultrasound scan to make sure your symptoms are treatable and to map out the areas that require treatment.
Following your ultrasound, Dr. Gosin applies a local anesthetic to the treatment area. Once the anesthetic has settled in, he injects the ClosureFast stylet into the designated veins and applies short, 20-second bursts of RF energy. This closes that portion of the vein.
Depending on your symptoms, Dr. Gosin might need to use several applications along the diseased vein for best results. Once complete, Dr. Gosin applies a small bandage to the treatment areas.
Most patients can return to daily activities within a few days of their treatment. Depending on your specific symptoms, treatment, and daily responsibilities, Dr. Gosin might recommend a longer recovery period to avoid stressing the treated areas.
As with other types of venous closure procedures, you’ll see improvements immediately following treatment. You can expect additional improvements within several weeks as your body reroutes blood flow from the diseased veins.
If you continue to struggle with CVI, Dr. Gosin has a full suite of treatment options available. To learn more, call the office at Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, or book your appointment online.
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