Venefit™ Targeted Endovenouse Therapy FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About the Venefit™ Procedure (previously known as VNUS closure)

The Preferred Treatment for Varicose Veins and CVI

The Venefit™ procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) in which one of the experienced doctors at Precision VIR inserts an Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Catheter to collapse and close enlarged leg veins. After the vein is sealed shut, blood then naturally reroutes to healthy veins.


What Is Venefit™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy?
What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)?
How do You Treat Varicose Veins and CVI?
How is the Venefit Procedure Different from Vein Stripping?
How is the Venefit Procedure Different from the Laser Ablation Treatment?
How Long Does the Venefit Procedure Take?
Is The Venefit Procedure Painful?
Does It Require Anesthesia?
How Quickly After Treatment Can I Return To Normal Activities?
How Soon After Treatment Will My Symptoms Improve?
Is There Any Scarring, Bruising, or Swelling After The Venefit Procedure?
What Potential Risks And Complications Are Associated With The Venefit Procedure?
Is The Venefit Procedure Suitable For Everyone?
Is Age An Important Consideration For The Venefit Procedure?
How Effective Is The Venefit Procedure?
What Happens To The Treated Vein Left Behind In The Leg?
Care for your feet and legs

1. Weiss RA, et al. Comparison of endovenous radiofrequency versus 10 nm diode laser occlusion of large veins in an animal model. Dermotol Surgery 2002;28:56-61. The study utilized a 980 nm laser.
2. Almeida JI, Kaufman J, Göckeritz O, et al. Radiofrequency endovenous ClosureFast versus laser ablation for the treatment of great saphenous reflux: a multicenter, single-blinded, randomized study (RECOVERY Study). J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009;20:752-759.
3. Lurie, F, et al. Prospective randomized study of endovenous radiofrequency obliteration (Closure procedure) versus ligation and stripping in a selected patient population (EVOLVeS Study), J Vasc Surg 2003; 38(2):207-14.
4.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; July 2011.