Freeman Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine provides relief for varicose veins, aching legs and uncomfortable swelling.
These swollen, aching and bulging veins are caused by poor circulation and a defective or diseased venous valve that can no longer push fluids through the body. This condition may lead to chronic venous insufficiency, a more serious disorder that interferes with blood flow to the heart.
Breakthroughs in catheter technology give physicians a safe and effective solution for treating varicose veins.
The ClosureFast™ procedure is a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to effectively treat patients with varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency. Because the valves in the legs cannot be repaired, the only alternative is to re-route the blood flow from the diseased veins to the healthy veins.
A vein specialist inserts a catheter into the diseased vein through a tiny incision below the knee. Guided by ultrasound imagining, a vein specialist will treat the vein in 7 cm segments for 20 seconds each. The catheter delivers consistent and uniform heat to contract the collagen in the vein walls, causing them to collapse and close. After the vein is sealed shut, blood is then naturally redirected to healthy veins. The treated vein then becomes fibrous tissue and will gradually be absorbed into surrounding tissue.
VenaSeal™ Closure System
The VenaSeal™ closure system is the only non-thermal, non-tumescent, non-sclerosant procedure approved for use in the US that uses a specially formulated medical adhesive that closes the diseased vein. This unique approach eliminates the risk of thermal nerve injury that is sometimes associated with certain thermal-based procedures. The procedure is administered without the use of tumescent anesthesia, minimizing the need for multiple needle sticks. Patients also report minimal-to-no bruising post procedure.
Our trained clinician fills a syringes with medical adhesive, which is inserted into the VenaSeal™ closure system’s dispensing gun that is attached to a catheter. The catheter is advanced into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. The catheter is placed in specific areas along the diseased vein and the clinician conducts a series of trigger pulls to deliver the medical adhesive. Compression is applied to the leg during the procedure. No referral needed.