VNUS Closure—To Treat Varicose Veins
Capitol Vein & Laser is one of the country’s recognized leaders in endovenous ablation using VNUS Closure. Doctors Rosenberg and McNeill helped introduce this revolutionary treatment in 2000 and made VNUS Closure available to the region. This minimally invasive, high-tech procedure has dramatically changed the treatment of varicose veins. Once the procedure was FDA approved in 1999, and Drs. Paul McNeill and Garth Rosenberg immediately understood the impact it would have on their patients who were living with varicose veins. As board certified Vascular Surgeons and Phlebologists (physicians specializing in venous disease), they have taught vein treatment courses nationwide and have performed well over 12,000 VNUS Closure procedures.
The procedure is done under local anesthesia in the comfort of our offices. Recovery is immediate and many patients note improved symptoms within a day or two.
Will I have to go to the hospital?
All of the vein treatments are performed by one of our board-certified vascular surgeons, Dr. Paul McNeill or Dr. Garth Rosenberg, in a Capitol Vein & Laser Centers office. Each location is a fully accredited state-of-the-art facility with specialized treatment rooms, a vascular laboratory diagnostic center, and all of the equipment necessary to safely perform treatments.
How long will the procedure take?
Less than 30 minutes. This time encompasses preparation, procedure time, and a brief recovery period.
Is the VNUS Closure procedure painful?
Other than the brief "stick and burn" that accompanies the local anesthetic injection, most patients report feeling little, if any, discomfort during this minimally invasive procedure.
What are the risks of the VNUS Closure procedure?
As with any medical procedure, despite the overall benefit, there are potential risks. Associated complications are extremely rare and include infection, paresthesia (numbness or tingling) and phlebitis. Our physicians will review the potential risks in detail at your consultation and answer all of your questions to your satisfaction.
What about recovery?
Patients report no scarring and minimal to no bruising or swelling following the VNUS Closure procedure. Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the procedure. And, other than refraining from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for three days, we encourage patients to walk and be active.