Venefit™ is a minimally invasive alternative to vein stripping for the treatment of symptomatic varicose veins and its common underlying cause, venous reflux. Instead of surgically removing the diseased vein, called stripping, the Closure procedure delivers heat through radio frequency (RF) energy via a catheter in the abnormal vein. This destroys the lining of the vein and causes the collagen in the wall of the vein to shrink and result in closure of the vein. A dilute mixture of lidocaine and saline are injected to numb the leg and protect the surrounding tissue. Ultrasound imaging is used to locate the treatment site, guide the catheter and confirm that the vein has been fully closed.
After the procedure, blood is naturally re-routed through other, healthier veins in the body. The Venefit™ Procedure offers benefits over vein stripping and other treatment methods such as faster treatment and recovery time, less discomfort during and after the procedure, and little or no scarring, bruising or swelling. Venefit™ is performed under local anesthesia in as little as 20-30 minutes. Typically patients return to their normal activities in less than 24 hours.
By closing the abnormal functioning vein you improve venous circulation in the leg.
With the largest and most substantial body of clinical data and published results of any endovenous treatment, the Venefit™ Procedure means you can be confident that you will be receiving a proven, minimally-invasive treatment. Dr. Dietzek has performed well over five thousand of these procedures. Dr. Dietzek was the national course co-director to teach the Venefit™ procedure to physicians.