Venefit™ is a minimally invasive solution to unsightly or painful varicose veins. If you have problem veins, experienced vascular surgeon Dennis Resetarits, MD, of Surgical Care East, PLLC in Camillus, New York, performs Venefit vein ablation treatment at an ambulatory surgery center. Venefit restores healthy circulation by destroying varicose veins using radiofrequency technology. Call Surgical Care East, PLLC to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.
Venefit is a cutting-edge approach to removing varicose veins that replaces the painful surgical stripping techniques used in the past.
Venefit uses radio wave energy to collapse diseased veins. After you undergo the Venefit procedure, blood that would have traveled along the collapsed veins takes a new route through alternative, healthy blood vessels in your legs.
Dr. Resetarits finds Venefit endovenous radiofrequency ablation is one of the most effective ways to treat varicose veins.
You might be a good candidate for Venefit treatment if you have a condition called venous insufficiency that's causing varicose veins to appear on your legs.
Venous insufficiency is a circulatory disease in which blood that should be returning up your legs to your heart starts to pool in the veins. It does this when the valves responsible for preventing blood from descending the veins stop working properly.
The pooling blood causes your veins to bulge, and they might start to swell, causing itching, soreness, and a sensation of heaviness in your legs. Varicose veins can become increasingly uncomfortable and lead to leg swelling, pain, and eventually venous ulcers.
Venefit venous ablation safely removes the problem veins, which improves your circulation and resolves your symptoms.
Venefit treatment takes place in an ambulatory surgery center rather than as an in-office procedure. Dr. Resetarits first uses an anesthetic to numb the treatment area, and then makes a tiny incision in your leg just below your knee, into which he inserts a thin tube (catheter).
When the catheter is in position, Dr. Resetarits uses the Venefit device to send radiofrequency energy along the vein. He also uses ultrasound imaging to provide a detailed view of the vein and ensure optimal accuracy.
Dr. Resetarits can treat a long vein or several different veins by moving the catheter into a new position after delivering each treatment. The length of your Venefit session varies depending on how many veins need treating, but 40-60 minutes is typical.
When your Venefit treatment is complete, you can return home. You need to wear compression stockings for a few days and avoid anything too strenuous, but patients typically recover fully in only a week or two.
Following Venefit treatment, the collapsed veins gradually break down, and your body absorbs what remains. While treated veins can't come back, you may develop new varicose veins, so it's important to look after your legs to help prevent this from happening.
To find out more about Venefit vein ablation, call Surgical Care East, PLLC or book an appointment online today.