The Closure® Procedure is a non-surgical option for the treatment of patients with large varicose veins secondary to saphenous vein insufficiency. Unlike traditional surgery, ligation and stripping, it can be done on site at the Capital Region Vein Centre, allowing patients to return to all daily activities immediately.
The Closure® procedure uses a tiny catheter that is placed into the saphenous vein through a small needle puncture. The catheter uses radio frequency energy (sound waves) to heat the vein wall, causing the vein to shrink and seal shut. The vein eventually disappears, and is reabsorbed by the body.
After this procedure, patients may have some swelling and bruising but little or no discomfort. The patient’s symptoms and their varicose veins completely disappear. They can return to work the very next day.
Only those patients whose varicose veins are the result of a leaky valve in the saphenous veins are candidates for Closure®. Other types of varicose veins or spider can be treated with sclerotherapy.