Wondering what to expect prior to the ClosureFast procedure? The ClosureFast procedure is a
minimally invasive treatment that
uses radiofrequency ablation
(heat) to seal off the diseased
vein so blood gets rerouted
to nearby healthy veins.
Prior to the ClosureFast procedure:
■ Leg will be evaluated using ultrasound
■ Vein may be marked using a skin marker
Vein access and catheter
■ Local anesthesia will be given at the catheter
entry site to numb the area
■ The physician will access the vein through
either a small incision or skin puncture
■ Once the veins is accessed, the ClosureFast™
catheter is inserted and advanced to the
treatment starting point
■ The catheter’s position is verified using
■ Treatment path will be numbed
■ Minimally invasive, outpatient procedure
■ Proven results with positive patient outcomes
■ Lower rates of pain, bruising and
complications and a faster improvement in
patients’ quality of life when compared to 980
nm laser ablation5
■ Average patient typically resumes normal
activities within a few days following
■ Most patients report a noticeable
improvement in symptoms within 1 – 2
weeks following procedure6
■ Can be performed under local anesthesia
■ Covered by most insurance providers**
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3 “Chronic Venous Insufficiency.” Vascular Web. Society for Vascular Surgery, Jan. 2011. Web.
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.
5 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.
6 L. H. Rasmussen, M. Lawaetz, L. Bjoern, B. Vennits, A. Blemings and B. Eklof, Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing
Endovenous Laser Ablation, Radiofrequency Ablation, Foam Sclerotherapy and Surgical Stripping for Great Saphenous
Varicose Veins. British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd., Wiley Online Library, www.bjs.co.uk, March 15, 2011.
7 American Heart Association, SIR, Brand et al. “The Epidemiology of Varicose Veins: The Framingham Study”