Venous ulcers are the most painful, serious manifest of advanced venous reflux disease. And, unfortunately, they are very common – accounting for nearly 90% of all leg ulcers and affecting over half a million people nationwide, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Fortunately, there is hope for full to significant recovery with the aid of one very powerful tool – the VNUS ClosureRFS stylet — the only FDA-approved radiofrequency ablation device for the treatment of incompetent perforating veins – an advanced vein disease condition that leads to most ulcer formation and propagation.
Goes to the source.
After careful insertion of the ClosureRFS catheter, Dr. Hamilton uses image-guided ultrasound to place the RFS stylet into the diseased perforator vein. Radiofrequency energy is then applied to heat the vein, causing it to collapse. Over a period of time the vein closes completely, becomes scar tissue and is absorbed by the body.
Immediately post-treatment, you literally walk away with no more than a barely noticeable mark at the insertion point. You also walk away knowing that this procedure is putting you on the path to recovery.
A serious problem. A proven solution.
Venous ulcer treatment is complex and, usually, ongoing. It’s crucial to know that minimally invasive intervention at any stage can have significant, life changing impact. Dr. Hamilton has said that treating patients in the advanced stages of vein disease is, perhaps, the most gratifying – as the procedures work and the results are real. Nothing beats that look on a patient’s face when they realize the pain is gone, the disfiguring ulcer is gone, and their lease on life has been renewed.
If you suffer from a venous ulcer, call our office today at 281-565-0033 or click here to make an appointment online.
From → Vein Disorders, Vein Treatments, Venous Reflux, Venous Ulcers
By Hamilton Vein Team