standard-title ClosureFast™ RFA

ClosureFast™ RFA

ClosureFast™

Get to Know About the Procedure:

The ClosureFast™ procedure makes the use of radiofrequency energy to treat patients suffering from varicose veins or Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) with accurate precision and effectiveness.

What is CVI?

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition when the walls and/or valves in the leg veins stop working effectively, and as a result blood “pools” or amasses in the vein and it becomes difficult for the blood from legs to return to the heart.

How does ClosureFast™ work?

  • The ClosureFast™ treatment makes the use of a catheter which is inserted into the affected vein through a small incision in the skin.
  • Dr. Umerani makes the use of ultrasound to treat segments of 7 cm (or 3 cm for reduced refluxing lengths of the vein) each for 20 seconds.
  • A consistent and similar amount of heat is delivered by the catheter to contract the collagen in the walls of the vein, which results in their collapse and closing. Blood then redirects to healthy veins naturally. The closed vein becomes a fibrous tissue and gradually is absorbed into the surrounding tissue.

The Benefits:

  • The whole procedure is performed under local anesthesia and there is no need for general anesthesia or groin surgery, thus making ClosureFast™ minimally invasive.
  • It’s a proven fact by studies that ClosureFast™ involves less pain, bruise, and complications and allows faster recovery in patients as compared to 980 nm laser ablation.
  • Most patients see improvements in their symptoms within one to two weeks after the treatment and are able to carry out normal activities in a few days.
  • The treatment is quick i.e. it takes only 45-60 minutes and most patients usually spend 2-3 hours at the facility due to normal procedures before and after the treatment.
  • The procedure can be performed right in our vein care center.

To Conclude:

The ClosureFast™ procedure is performed as a medical need after proper diagnosis of the veins. It can produce cosmetic improvements to address spider veins or cosmetic problems but the primary purpose should be solely for the treatment of the diseased veins in legs.