Vascular treatments & therapies
Explore ways to treat varicose veins and vein disease.
It is possible to break free from varicose veins and the leg pain that comes with it. Treating vein disease with Medtronic procedures is easier than you may think. As always, your doctor will help you understand the care journey that’s best for you.
Talk with your doctor about finding lasting relief for leg vein disease and varicose veins with both of our minimally invasive therapies, performed on a same-day outpatient basis.
The VenaSeal procedure delivers a small amount of a specially formulated medical adhesive to seal — or close — the diseased vein, rerouting blood to nearby healthy veins, which provides symptom relief.
VenaSeal treatment is a simple procedure performed by your doctor that is designed to close diseased veins with a medical adhesive delivered through a small catheter.
This is a 30- to 60-minute outpatient procedure that can be performed on both legs with minimal pain and requires no tumescent anesthesia.
Typically, patients return to normal activity on the same day as their procedure.
The ClosureFast procedure uses radiofrequency energy or heat to close the diseased vein, which redirects blood flow to healthy veins, relieving symptoms.
ClosureFast treatment is a minimally invasive procedure performed by your doctor using thermal energy delivered through a small catheter to shrink and cut off blood to the diseased vein.
This is a 30- to 60-minute outpatient procedure performed on one leg per appointment, with local anesthesia along the leg and minimal pain.
On average, patients resume normal activities within a few days.1
Everyone recovers differently depending on their particular condition and treatment type, but typical recovery from leg vein treatment is quick.
Symptoms are caused by the diseased vein. That means symptoms may improve as soon as the diseased vein is closed. The nonthermal VenaSeal procedure is designed to reduce recovery time compared to thermal treatments. Many patients return to normal activity immediately after the procedure. Your doctor can help you determine when you can return to normal activity.
Possible complications of the VenaSeal procedure may include allergic reaction, inflammation, phlebitis, deep vein thrombosis, and/or pulmonary embolism. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.
Most patients report relief of symptoms after two days, with a noticeable improvement in one to two weeks. Patients treated with the ClosureFast procedure may resume normal activities more quickly than patients who undergo surgical vein stripping or laser ablation. With the ClosureFast procedure, the average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days.1 For a few weeks following the treatment, your vein specialist may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain from strenuous activities (heavy lifting, for example) or prolonged periods of standing.
Possible complications of the ClosureFast procedure may include nerve injury, hematoma, phlebitis, thrombosis, and/or pulmonary embolism. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.
Rasmussen LH, Lawaetz M, Bjoern L, et al. Randomized clinical trial comparing endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, foam sclerotherapy and surgical stripping for great saphenous varicose veins. Br J Surg. August 2011;98(8):1079–1087.
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