Frequently Asked Questions
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients report feeling little to no pain during the radiofrequency ablation procedure.1,2 Your doctor will give you a local or regional anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
How soon after treatment will my symptoms improve?
Most patients can notice a difference within the first 24 hours. Symptoms may continue to improve 1-2 weeks after the procedure.1
When can I return to normal activities?
Typically, patients can resume normal activities within a few days of the procedure.2 For a few weeks after the procedure, your doctor may recommend a regular walking schedule and discourage strenuous activities like heavy lifting or prolonged periods of time sitting or standing.
Is the VENCLOSE procedure covered by insurance?
Most insurance plans provide partial or full coverage for most vein conditions. Office personnel can help in the preauthorization process with your insurance provider prior to treatment.
1. Almeida JI, at al. Radiofrequency endovenous ClosureFast versus laser ablation for the treatment of great saphenous reflux: a multicenter, single-blinded, randomized study (Recovery Study). J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009; 20:752-9.
2. Rasmussen LH, et al. Randomized clinical trial comparing endovenous laser, radiofrequency ablation, foam schlerotherapy and surgical stripping for great saphenous varicose veins. Br J Surg. 2011;98:1079-87.