FAQ

1. What is Venefit™ targeted endovenoustherapy?
2. How is the Venefit™ procedure different from the VNUS Closure procedure?
3. How is the Venefit™ procedure different from vein stripping?
4. How is the Venefit™ procedure different from endovenous laser?
5. How long does the Venefit™ procedure take?
6. Is the Venefit™ procedure painful?
7. Does the Venefit™ procedure require anesthesia?
8. How quickly after treatment can I return to normal activities?
9. How soon after treatment will my symptoms improve?
10. Is there any scarring, bruising or swelling after the Venefit™ procedure?

Patients report limited to no scarring, bruising or swelling following the Venefit™ procedure using the ClosureFast™ catheter.3

11. What potential risks and complications are associated with the Venefit™ procedure?
12. Is the Venefit™ procedure suitable for everyone?
13. Is age an important consideration for the Venefit™ procedure?
14. How effective is the Venefit™ procedure?
15. Is the Venefit™ procedure covered by my insurance?

References:
1. LurieF, Creton D, Eklof B, Kabnick LS, Kistner RL, Pichot O, et al. Prospective randomized study of endovenous radiofrequency obliteration. (Closure procedure) versus ligation and stripping in aselected patient population (EVOLVeS Study). J VascSurg 2003;38;2:207-14
2. Hinchliffe RJ, et al. A prospective randomised controlled trial of VNUS Closure versus Surgery for the treatment of recurrent long saphenous variscose veins. Eur J VascEndovascSurg 2006 Feb;31;2:212-218
3. Almeida JI, Kaufman J, Göckeritz O, et al. Radiofrequency endovenousClosureFast versus laser ablation for the treatment of great saphenous reflux: a multicenter, single-blinded, randomized study (RECOVERY Study). J VascIntervRadiol. 2009;20:752-759.
4. L. H. Rasmussen, M. Lawaetz, L. Bjoern, B. Vennits, A. Blemings and B. Eklof, Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Endovenous Laser Ablation, Radiofrequency Ablation, Foam Sclerotherapy and Surgical Stripping for Great Saphenous Varicose Veins. British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd., Wiley Online Library, www.bjs.co.uk, March 15, 2011.
5. Proebstle T. et al. Three-year European follow-up of endovenous radiofrequency-powered segmental thermal ablation of the great saphenous vein with or without treatment of calf varicosities. JVS; July2011.