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VenaSeal Closure System

VenaSeal™ is the newest minimally invasive closure system in the industry that treats venous reflux disease using an advanced medical adhesive. Specifically, VenaSeal™ is used to directly close the diseased vein segment while minimizing patient discomfort, reducing recovery time and reducing risk of additional post-operative side effects.

ClosureFast™/Radiofrequency closure – for the treatment of varicose veins

Reno Vein Clinic specializes in the ClosureFast™ procedure, also known as RadioFrequency Closure. ClosureFast™ is an FDA-approved procedure which produces excellent long-term results.  This procedure is performed under minimal I.V. sedation and local anesthesia and takes no longer than an hour and a half to complete. The same day surgery is minimally invasive and allows patients to resume normal activity quickly. Patients generally only take one day off work following surgery.

The ClosureFast™ procedure is preferred over stripping and laser ablation, causing less pain, a faster return to normal activities and improved quality of life post surgery.  RadioFrequency Closure is covered by most insurance plans.

Ambulatory Micro Phlebectomy

This method, performed separately or in combination with the RadioFrequency Closure procedure, surgically removes large varicose veins near the surface through micro-incisions.  Cosmetically, this procedure results in little to no scarring as well as an improved appearance of the treatment area.

Sclerotherapy To Treat Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy is considered the “gold standard’ of spider vein treatment, and is extremely safe. Sclerotherapy is the non-operative treatment for spider veins using micro-injection technology through very small needles and the FDA-approved solution: Sotradecol®.  This solution is injected into the vein, causing the vein to shrink and disappear.  Sclerotherapy can be used to treat the legs, hands, facial veins and chest veins and usually requires 2-4 treatments to be completely effective. Patients can resume normal activities immediately, and are required the patient to wear compression stockings after treatment. Sclerotherapy is considered cosmetic and is therefore not generally covered by insurance plans. 

Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)

Our physicians are experienced in endovenous thermal ablation, including endovenous laser (EVLT) using the Angiodynamics 1420nm "Never Touch"©. This technique provides identical results as Radiofrequency, but can be used for short vein segments and perforators, as well as narrow veins. The addition of EVLT allows for a wide range of treatment options.