New VNUS Closure® procedure offers keyhole solution to varicose veins
At Essex's Spire Wellesley Hospital, we are proud to offer the VNUS Closure® system for the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins.
The VNUS Closure® procedure is a minimally-invasive alternative to the surgical treatments of varicose veins. It is estimated that up to 70% of patients requiring treatment could benefit from this effective and less painful form of treatment.
Almost one in three adults suffer from varicose veins which, if untreated, can lead to health problems such as poor circulation, eczema and ulcers. The most established method for varicose veins requiring treatment is to surgically remove the veins. Whilst this is effective, it can be painful, is performed under general anaesthetic and can often require an overnight stay in hospital.
VNUS Closure® can often be performed as a day-case procedure and can be done under local or general anaesthesia. It is generally less painful which promotes faster recovery and a quicker return to normal activity, generally within a day. During treatment, a small incision is made and a special tube placed inside the affected vein. The tube is heated up to seal the vein from within.
“At Spire Healthcare we are always looking for ways to improve the patient experience and we are delighted we can now make VNUS Closure® treatment available. Not only is it more convenient for patients, but it is also much less painful, allowing patients to return home and get on with their lives more quickly.”
Dr JJ de Gorter, Clinical Director, Spire Healthcare