How is the Venefit™ procedure different from vein stripping?
Vein stripping is a grueling procedure of the past. It is a surgical procedure, where, the surgeon makes an incision in your groin and ties off the vein, after which a “stripper” tool is threaded through the leg vein in order to pull it out through a second incision just above the calf. Luckily technology has improved the way we treat varicose veins.
The Venefit™ procedure, is minimally invasive. In contrast to vein stripping, the vein remains in place and is closed using a special catheter inserted through a small incision below the knee.
Vein stripping is usually performed in an operating room under a general anesthetic, while the Venefit procedure is often performed using local or regional anesthesia allowing you to walk-in and walk-out for your treatment.
Interested in the Venefit Procedure? Call our office and set up your FREE Screening appointment to discuss with Dr. Mathai your vein problems. 717-412-7226