Q: Is the Closure painful?
A: Patients generally report feeling little, if any, pain during and after the procedure.
Q: How quickly can I resume normal activity?
A: Patients are encourage to walk immediately following the procedure, and most patients resume normal activities within a day.
Q: How soon after treatment will my symptoms improve?
A: Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the procedures, but it varies depending on the patient.
Q: Is there any scarring, bruising, or swelling after the procedure?
A: Majority of patients report minimal to no scarring, bruising, or swelling following the ablation. If on a blood thinners, then bruising is more likely to occur.
Q: How is the Closure procedure different from endovenous laser?
A: In the only head-to-head trial of its kind, the ClosureFAST catheter showed statistical superiority over 980nm endovenous laser. Patients treated with the ClosureFAST catheter experienced less pain, less bruising, fewer complications and realized quality of life improvement up to four times faster than those treated with endovenous laser ablation.
Q: How is the Closure procedure diferent from vein stripping?
A: During vein stripping, incisions are made in the groin and calf, and a stripper tool is threaded through the diseased vein, to pull the vein out of the leg. With the Closure procedure, only one small needle hole is made at the insertion site and the vein is then closed and left in place. This minimally invasive approach virtually eliminates pain and bruising associated with vein stripping surgery.
Q: Is the Closure procedure covered by insurance?
A: The Closure proecure is covered by most health insurances for patients diagnosed with venous reflux.
North Florida Multispecialty Physicians Cardiology & Vein Clinic.
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