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Understanding the ClosureFast™ Procedure: A Modern Solution for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be a source of discomfort and self-consciousness for many. Fortunately, the ClosureFast™ procedure represents a significant advancement in treating this common condition. At Great Lakes Medical Imaging (GLMI), we're proud to offer this minimally invasive treatment option to our patients in Buffalo and the Western New York region.

The Problem with Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic concern. These enlarged, gnarled veins, typically occurring in the legs, can cause pain, swelling, and heaviness. If left untreated, they can lead to serious complications, such as skin ulcers or blood clots. The underlying cause is often venous reflux disease, where the valves in the veins that regulate blood flow to the heart fail to function correctly.

Introducing the ClosureFast™ Procedure

The ClosureFast™ procedure, also known as Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), is a clinically proven, FDA-approved treatment that addresses the root cause of varicose veins. Using radiofrequency energy, the procedure effectively closes off the diseased vein, rerouting blood flow to healthier veins.

How It Works

The ClosureFast™ procedure involves inserting a small catheter into the diseased vein through a tiny incision. Radiofrequency energy is then delivered to the vein wall, causing it to heat, collapse, and seal shut. Over time, the body naturally reroutes the blood through other healthy veins, and the treated vein is absorbed.

Advantages of ClosureFast™

The benefits of the ClosureFast™ procedure are numerous:

  • Minimally Invasive: Unlike vein stripping, ClosureFast™ requires only a small incision, resulting in minimal scarring.
  • Reduced Recovery Time: Most patients can resume normal activities shortly after the procedure.
  • Less Pain and Discomfort: Patients typically report less pain during and after the procedure compared to other treatments.
  • High Success Rate: ClosureFast™ has been shown to have a 91.9% vein closure rate at 5 years, ensuring long-term relief for patients.

The GLMI Experience with ClosureFast™

At GLMI, we provide a patient-centric approach to the ClosureFast™ procedure. Our experienced team of vascular specialists ensures that each patient receives care tailored to their specific needs.

Before the Procedure

Our comprehensive care begins with a detailed diagnostic evaluation, including ultrasound imaging, to determine if the ClosureFast™ procedure is right for you. We take the time to discuss all available treatment options and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

During the Procedure

The ClosureFast™ procedure at GLMI is performed in our state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring the highest standards of safety and comfort. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and is performed under local anesthesia, reducing the risks associated with general anesthesia.

After the Procedure

After the ClosureFast™ procedure, we provide personalized aftercare instructions and support. Follow-up visits are scheduled to monitor recovery and ensure the best possible outcome. Our team remains available to address any questions or concerns that may arise post-treatment.

Patient Outcomes and Testimonials

Our patients at GLMI who have undergone the ClosureFast™ procedure report high satisfaction rates. Many experience relief from pain and swelling and see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their legs. Their testimonials reflect the life-changing impact of this advanced treatment.

Call to Action: Seek Relief from Varicose Veins

If you’re struggling with the pain and appearance of varicose veins, the ClosureFast™ procedure at Great Lakes Medical Imaging could be your solution. We invite you to join the thousands of patients who have found relief through this innovative treatment.

Contact GLMI today to schedule a consultation and find out if the ClosureFast™ procedure is right for you. Our dedicated team is ready to help you take the next step towards a life free from the discomfort of varicose veins.

Medical Disclaimer

The information provided in this blog is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of a qualified health provider regarding any medical condition or treatment.

Choose GLMI and the ClosureFast™ procedure for a safe, effective path to treating varicose veins. Begin your journey to recovery and enhanced well-being with us.

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