The Center for Venous Disease utilizes the VNUS ClosureFast™ Radio-Frequency vein ablation catheter to treat the source of your varicose veins. CVD is a VNUS™ Certified Training Site to train other doctors. We have thousands of procedures completed with a success rate of 98%. Our Founder and Co-Founders have had procedural experience with VNUS™ since 2003. We are the most experienced vein center company in the Southwest United States.
The VNUS ClosureFast™ procedure is an evolution of the original Closure Catheter, ClosurePlus catheter, and now ClosureFast catheter. In 2002 VNUS Medical Technologies (San Jose, CA) pioneered minimally invasive techniques to replace Vein Stripping Surgery through the use of a catheter and computer system that provides feedback to the doctor on treatment parameters. Endovenous Laser does not offer feedback to the doctor from the tip of the fiber to the laser unit. This is a huge disadvantage with this technology along with numerous pain and bruising issues raised by multiple clinical studies. On the backs of radio-frequency technology, Endovenous laser emerged. No other company or its technology have been studied, followed, or had more procedure case experience than the VNUS RFA product line. Covidien (COV) purchased VNUS Medical Technologies to compliment its already extensive vascular surgery medical device offering to patients around the world. The ClosureFast catheter uses a heating element inside the vein to shrink the collagen lining of the vein thus starting a constriction of the vein, a fibrotic seal, and eventual disappearance of the diseased vein. All of this is done with the support of a computer system that “talks” to the catheter tip over 1000 times per second. With this technology, we have nearly a 99% occlusion rate with CVD doctors.
Think of the disease vein like the trunk of a tree with many branches or tributaries. If only the branches are treated the trunk never gets addressed and the disease continues. This occurs in vein care quite often by doctors who have not studied venous disease or become a Diplomate of the specialty. Sclerotherapy of the smaller veins (branches or tributaries) do not solve the problem. It only masks the issues that may be present. It is also costly to pay for cosmetic sclerotherapy only to see the veins re-appear in a few months. Diagnostic ultrasound, a trained board certified physician, and caring staff can make the difference for you in diagnosing the issues. The ClosureFast catheter treats the underlying cause (trunk), which in turn helps to shrink or flatten out the unsightly veins (ropey veins or spider veins) that are present on your legs. Sclerotherapy should be done after the ablative techniques described if venous disease is present.
CVD also utilizes the ClosureRFS™ (small catheter stylet) to treat refluxing communicating veins, or perforators. Again, our doctors are the most experienced doctors in your community. We train other doctors on this device and hold regular courses on perforator vein disease.
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At the Center for Venous Disease, we make sure and train all of our staff on the insurance requirements so that you can get the best care possible! We will work with your insurance company to help make sure you get the best treatment and the least cost to you out-of-pocket. CVD is “In-Network” on most major plans. We won’t give up on you!
The Center for Venous Disease (CVD) only employs specialists that are focused on Total Vein Care and we want our patients to get the best care they can get. In the Employment Agreement between CVD and our doctors, it is required that our doctors become Diplomates of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). A doctor who has been accredited through the ABVLM will have more experience than any other doctor that you could visit. This certification takes anywhere from 9-16 months to complete, on top of all of the other accreditations your doctor may have. In most cases, a CVD doctor may have a Board Certification in Vascular or General Vascular Surgery and have ABVLM Diplomate status as well. At CVD, we pride ourselves on knowing that our doctors will give our patients the best treatment plans possible, and the best chance of success on any treatment that they conduct. Call us today and see for yourself how being screened, evaluated, and treated by the best of the best can make all the difference in your world.