VNUS

Are you experiencing leg pain, swelling, or sores?

An estimated 300 million people globally have venous reflux disease.  Of those 17% are diagnosed.  Only 1% receive treatment.


FREE VEIN SCREENING:  Call 815-872-9491

  • March 19, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • April 13, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


What causes varicose veins?

A leading cause of varicose veins is venous reflux disease and is a progressive condition caused by incompetent vein valves in the leg.  The disease develops when valves become dysfunctional and allow backward blood flow due to lack of valve closure.  This disease is progressive and symptoms can worsen over time if left untreated.

Signs and symptoms:

  • leg aches and pain
  • swelling
  • cramping
  • restless legs
  • leg heaviness and fatigue
  • open skin sores and ulcers
  • skin rashes
  • burning or itching skin

How does the VNUS procedure treat varicose veins?

The minimally invasive surgery approach eliminates or limits the pain and bruising during or after the procedure.  It involves one small incision for the insertion of the vein closure material into the diseased vein which is left intact.  The ClosureFastTM procedure is done on an outpatient basis in the Special Procedures department.

Patients usually experience relief of symptoms after two days with noticeable improvement in one to two weeks.  

How quickly could I resume normal activity?

The VNUS procedure is considered an outpatient surgery.  Patients receiving the VNUS procedure are able to walk immediately following the procedure and resume normal activities within one day.

Am I a candidate for the VNUS procedure?

Many factors contribute to the presence of venous reflux disease including:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Family history
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Obesity
  • Standing profession

Having a screening, followed by medical management can help determine whether the VNUS procedure is the solution for you.

Is the VNUS procedure covered by insurance?

The VNUS ClosureFastTM procedure is covered in full or part by most insurance providers for patients diagnosed with venous reflux disease.  Speak to your insurance provider before seeking treatment.

How can I get screened for venous reflux disease?

Attend a FREE leg vein screening on March 19, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., or April 13, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Call 815-872-9491 to register.

You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Williams by calling 815-872-9491.