The ClosureFast™ procedure uses radiofrequency energy to precisely and effectively treat patients suffering from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
The ClosureFast™ procedure eliminates the need for groin surgery and general anesthesia, and is generally performed using local anesthesia in a vein specialist’s office or an outpatient surgical facility. The procedure takes approximately 45-60 minutes and most patients typically spend two to three hours at the medical facility due to normal pre- and post-treatment procedures.
ClosureFast™ procedure is associated with lower rates of pain, bruising and complications and a faster improvement in patients’ quality of life when compared to 980 nm laser ablation. The average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days following treatment, and most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks after the ClosureFast™ procedure.
Patients treated with the ClosureFast™ Procedure may resume normal activities more quickly than patients who undergo surgical vein stripping or 980 nm laser ablation. With the ClosureFast™ Procedure, the average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days. For a few weeks following the treatment, your vein specialist may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain from very strenuous activities (heavy lifting, for example) or prolonged periods of standing.
Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the ClosureFast™ Procedure. Most patients report limited to no scarring, bruising (ecchymosis), or swelling following the ClosureFast™ Procedure.
With vein stripping, the physician makes an incision in your groin and ties off the vein, after which a tool is threaded through the leg vein in order to pull it out through a second incision just above the calf. The ClosureFast™ procedure is minimally invasive. In contrast to vein stripping, the vein is closed using heat delivered by a catheter inserted through a small incision below the knee. Vein stripping is usually performed in an operating room under general anesthesia, while the ClosureFast™ procedure is often performed in an outpatient setting, typically using local or sleep anesthesia.
The ClosureFast™ procedure utilizes radiofrequency energy in 20 second bursts to provide controlled heat to contract the collagen in the vein walls, causing them to collapse and seal. Once a leg vein is closed, blood flow is redirected to healthy veins. Laser ablation uses laser heat to contract and seal the affected vein. The laser delivers heat to the vein causing it to collapse. Unlike the ClosureFast™ procedure, peak laser temperatures can reach over 1334°F (729°C). Treatment with the 980 nm laser ablation can potentially lead to more bruising and post-procedure pain for patients than compared to the ClosureFast™ procedure.
The ClosureFast™ procedure typically takes approximately 45-60 minutes. Most patients typically spend two to three hours at Evita’s recovery room due to normal pre- and post-treatment procedures.
Many patients experience a quick return to normal activities, typically within a few days. For a few weeks following the treatment, Our doctor may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain from very strenuous activities (i.e., heavy lifting) or prolonged periods of standing.
Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within one to two weeks following the procedure.
Although it is possible to experience pain, bruising or tenderness after treatment, many patients report minimal to no scarring, bruising or swelling following the ClosureFast™ procedure. Speak to Evita’s doctor to learn more about the ClosureFast™ Procedure, its risks and outcomes.
As with any medical intervention, potential risks and complications exist with the ClosureFast™ procedure. Evita’s specialist will have a consultation with you to determine if your conditions present any special risks. Our staff will also review with you potential complications associated with the ClosureFast™ Procedure , which can include, but are not limited to, vessel perforation, thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, phlebitis, hematoma, infection, paresthesia (numbness or tingling), skin discoloration, skin burn and/or adjunct nerve injury.
Evita’s vein specialist can tell you if the ClosureFast™ procedure is the right option for your vein problem. Many patients with varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency can be treated with the ClosureFast™ procedure .
After treatment, the affected vein becomes fibrous tissue. Over time, the vein will be absorbed into surrounding tissue and blood will reroute to other veins.
It is not covered by National Korea Health Insurance. But, Many private insurance companies pay for the ClosureFast™ procedure in part or in full. Prior to seeking treatment, consult your private insurance provider to confirm coverage.