Do you experience discomfort, swelling, and varicose veins?
If so, you may be suffering from superficial venous reflux disease. Approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from this condition. Traditionally, patients diagnosed with venous reflux would undergo vein stripping surgery. Now, patients can be treated with the VNUS® Closure® procedure – a minimally invasive and more comfortable alternative to painful vein stripping surgery. The before and after pictures show how dramatic results can be. Plus, most patients typically resume normal activities within one or two days!
Understanding Venous Reflux Disease
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. As a result, vein valves will not close properly, leading to symptoms of:
- Varicose veins
- Swollen limbs
- Leg heaviness and fatigue
- Skin changes and skin ulcers
Superficial venous reflux disease is progressive – symptoms can worsen over time if left untreated.
Our Surgery Department at Orange City Area Health System offers this option. If you feel you may be a candidate for this procedure, give us a call today! 712.737.5317