revolutionary D940 laser is a highly advanced
system that physicians are using throughout the world to quickly
and safely rid their patients of undesirable spider and varicose
The D940 laser produces the highly unique wavelength which safely
passes through the skin and is selectively absorbed by the targeted
blood vessel. The spider veins will gradually disappear, leaving
the skin in tact. The length and number of procedures vary, but
usually last between 15 and 30 minutes each and are normally done
in 1-3 appointments. Side effects are uncommon and usually minimal.
Patients often experience a slight redness following treatment
- but this goes away within a few days.
During the 45 minute procedure, the involved area of your leg
is anesthetized and a thin laser fiber is placed into the affected
vein. Laser energy is then delivered to damage and eventually
eliminate the varicose veins. This relieves the varicose leg pain
as well. Once the laser energy has been applied, the fiber is
removed and a compression bandage is put on your leg. Walking
immediately following the procedure is encouraged and normal activities
can be immediately resumed. This is a very quick, minimally invasive
therapy which causes little or no side effects.
A consultation is necessary
to determine if varicose vein and spider vein treatment using
the D940 laser system is right for you. During your consultation
we will recommend a detailed plan, answer any of your questions,
and discuss involved costs and possible insurance reimbursement
and/or Medicare reimbursement.
experience discomfort, swelling and varicose veins in your legs,
you may be suffering from superficial venous reflux disease. Approximately
25 million people in the United States suffer from this condition.
Traditionally patients diagnosed with venous reflux would undergo
vein stripping surgery. Now, patients can be treated with the
Closure procedure -- a minimally invasive alternative to painful
vein stripping surgery.
Closure procedure, an alternative treatment option to traditional
vein stripping surgery, brings state-of-the-art technology to
an age-old disease.
The Closure procedure
is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, your
physician will position the Closure catheter into the diseased
vein, through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter
delivers radio frequency (RF) energy to the vein wall. As
the RF energy is delivered and the catheter is withdrawn,
the vein wall is heated, causing the collagen in the wall
to shrink and the vein to close. Once the diseased vein
is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure,
a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional
compression may be provided to aid healing. Your doctor may encourage
you to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous
activities for a period of time.
Patients who undergo
the Closure procedure typically resume normal activities within
THE CLOSURE PROCEDURE