Q: Is the ClosureFast™ 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 typically resume normal activities within one day.
Q: How soon will my symptoms improve?A: Many patients notice 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 procedure.
Q: How is the ClosureFast™ 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 ClosureFast™ procedure, only one small puncture 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 ClosureFast™ 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 ClosureFast™ procedure covered by insurance? A: Most major health insurers cover the ClosureFast™ procedure. We can discuss your coverage further at the time of your consultation.
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