FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE VNUS CLOSURE PROCEDURE

Treatment for VARICOSE VEINS
Q: Is the Closure procedure painful?
A:
Patients report feeling little, if any, pain during and
after the procedure.

Q: How quickly can I resume normal activity?
A:
Patients are walking immediately following the
procedure, and patients typically resume normal
activities within one day.

Q: How soon will my symptoms improve?
A:
Many patients notice an immediate relief of
symptoms such as pain, leg heaviness and fatigue.
The full benefits of the procedure may take 1-2 weeks.

Q: Is there any scarring, bruising, or swelling after
the procedure?

A:
Patients report minimal to no scarring, bruising, or
swelling following the Closure procedure.

Q: How is the Closure procedure different 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 incision is made at the
insertion site and the vein is then closed and left in place.
This minimally invasive approach eliminates pain and
bruising associated with vein stripping surgery.

Q: What if I need the vein for bypass surgery in
the future?

A:
The Closure procedure treats diseased veins only,
which are not appropriate for bypass surgery. Physicians
can use other healthy vessels should bypass surgery be
necessary.

Q: Is the Closure procedure covered by insurance?
A:
Most major health insurers cover the Closure
procedure. Your physician can discuss your coverage
further at the time of the consultation.

Q: How does Closure procedure compare to other procedures?
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Q: What are patients saying who have done the
Closure procedure?
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE SCLEROTHERAPY PROCEDURE
Treatment for SPIDER VEINS
Q: How many sclerotherapy treatments are required?
A: It varies from individual to individual but typically 2-6
treatments are required for the best results. The treatments
are more when there are more veins or slightly larger veins.

Q: Does sclerotherapy hurt?
A:
Patients feel very little pain, if any, during sclerotherapy.

Q: Is there any harm in removing spider veins?
A:
Spider veins have no function and removing them does
no harm. The only reason they are removed is because
of their unsightly cosmetic appearance.
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Q: How long is each sclerotherapy session?
A:
Generally, most individuals have multiple spider veins
and only up to 15-20 injections can be done per session.
Each treatment session lasts up to 30 minutes.

Q: When can the treatment be done?
A: Sclerotherapy is an elective procedure and can be
done whenever the individual wants to have it done.
The procedure does not take more than 30-60 mins
and can even be done during an office lunch break.
Treatment is done on an outpatient basis during
convenient office hours. You can resume most activities
immediately after each session.

Q: Is there any preparation required before
sclerotherapy?

A: Some preparation is required before the procedure, for
example, it is recommended that one stop smoking and stop
taking aspirin 5 days before. Also, sun exposure should be
avoided for 1 week before the procedure.

Q: Does insurance cover sclerotherapy?
A: Unfortunately, spider veins and sclerotherapy are
considered cosmetic in nature and the cost of treatment
is not covered by any insurance companies.

Q: Is sclerotherapy suitable for me?
A: The decision to go ahead with this procedure is a very
personal one. The first step is a consultation with one of the
qualified doctors. Whatever your reasons you should frankly
discuss your personal goals and expectations with respect
to the outcome of the procedure.