Varicose Veins

What are Varicose Veins

Mission Surgical Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red or flesh colored. They are often raised above the skin on legs and look like twisted bulging cords. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the veins that carry blood from the legs toward the heart no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs.

What is Chronic Venus Insufficiency (CVI)

Varicose Veins

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a progressive medical condition that worsens over time and affects the veins and vessels in the leg that carry oxygen-poor blood back toward the heart. Varicose veins, which are enlarged veins in the leg that appear like twisted, bulging cords, can progress to CVI if left untreated.

There are a number of factors that contribute to varicose veins and CVI, including pregnancy and heredity. As varicose veins progress to become CVI, other painful and symptoms like leg swelling, skin damage and ulcers may occur.

Minimally Invasive Treatments

Today, there are a number of minimally invasive treatment options for CVI sufferers. While treatments like compression stockings are often first prescribed to manage symptoms, there are a variety of treatments that can actually treat the diseased veins to eliminate varicose veins, improve your quality of life and halt the progression of CVI.

Endovenous Ablation

Endovenous thermal ablation is a minimally invasive treatment that involves the insertion of a thin, flexible tube called a catheter into a diseased vein to seal it shut using heat. Blood that would normally return toward the heart through these veins will then travel through other veins instead. Over time the treated vein shrinks and is absorbed by the body. Compared with surgical options like ligation and vein stripping, endovenous ablation results in less pain and quicker recovery time.

Venefit™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy

The Venefit™ procedure is the only minimally invasive segmental radiofrequency (RF) ablation treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy to provide an even and uniform 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.

The Venefit procedure allows for a quick, comfortable recovery and a return to everyday activities, while also improving the appearance of varicose veins.

Covidien ClosureRFG™ Radiofrequency Generator

Radiofrequency Generator for Venefit™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy

The ClosureRFG™ generator delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the Covidien ClosureFast™ Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Catheter, enabling controlled vein lumen contraction for a fast and effective treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Temperature and power are continuously monitored for optimal performance.

The generator can also be used with the Covidien ClosureFast™ 3cm Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Catheter and the Covidien ClosureRFS™ Endovenous Radiofrequency Stylet, providing continuous procedural feedback during the treatment of short refluxing vein segments and refluxing perforator veins.

This device has been specifically engineered with the end user in mind. A simple and intuitive user interface, combined with a large color screen and optimized internal software, makes the Venefit™ procedure faster and easier to use.

Features

Intuitive user interface includes colors, symbols, large fonts and clear instructional messages
Large color screen
Continuous real-time temperature and power feedback
Tones communicate procedure status and prompt user

Experience the VenaSeal™ Closure System


The VenaSeal™ closure system is the only non-tumescent, non-thermal, non-sclerosant procedure that uses a proprietary medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. This unique approach eliminates the risk of nerve injury when treating the small saphenous vein, which is a risk sometimes associated with certain thermal-based procedures. Clinical studies have demonstrated that the procedure is safe and effective. The procedure is administered without the use of tumescent anesthesia, avoiding patient discomfort associated with multiple needle sticks.

Comments

  1. I had no idea that varicose veins could get so serious. I had thought that they were just a little unsightly, but now I know that can progress to CVI if untreated. I am glad that there are so many treatments that can now be used to help people with this problem.

  2. Ricardo Galinato says:

    Does Dr. Xiu-Jie Wang have enough experience in operating on varicose veins? Her name does not have any content to verify her experience. Hope she’s as good as the other providers in Mission Surgical Clinic.

    • Dr. Wang has many years of experience treating varicose veins using a variety of methods. She is a great surgeon and has a wonderful personality. We are still working on her webpage, we apologize for the delay.

      Please feel free to contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.

      -Management

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