Radiofrequency Closure is a minimally invasive treatment alternative with less pain and less bruising when compared to traditional vein stripping surgery and laser treatment. Using the Radiofrequency Closure system, physicians close the diseased veins by inserting the Closure catheter into a vein and heating the vein wall using temperature-controlled RF energy. Heating the vein wall causes collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close. After the vein is sealed shut, blood then naturally reroutes to healthy veins. 

The Radiofrequency Closure procedure provides the following benefits for patients and physicians:

Minimally Invasive Outpatient Procedure. Radiofrequency Closure catheters are inserted into the vein via a tiny incision in the lower leg, eliminating the need for groin surgery and general anesthesia. The Closure procedure can be performed using local anesthesia in a physician’s office, as well as in an outpatient hospital setting or surgery center.
Clinically Proven Less Post-Operative Pain. The Radiofrequency Closure procedure does not involve pulling the diseased vein from the thigh as with vein stripping surgery. 
Excellent Clinical Outcomes. The RFC procedure, has been shown in a multi-center study to have a 97.4 efficacy rate at one-year. This shows that the treatment is highly effective and is gentle on the patient.
Cosmetically Appealing. Because treatment with Radiofrequency Closure is minimally invasive and is catheter-based, it results in little to no scarring.

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