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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Remove Unwanted Varicose Veins with the New VNUS Closure Procedure

Approximately 25 million Americans suffer from venous disease, a condition that causes varicose veins and other painful symptoms. Penn Medicine is pleased to offer the new VNUS Closure® procedure, a minimally invasive alternative for patients with superficial venous reflux, which is an underlying cause of varicose veins.

In the VNUS Closure procedure, physicians close diseased veins and re-route blood to healthier veins. It provides relief from painful symptoms and results in less bruising than traditional vein stripping surgery and laser treatment. Patients typically can return to normal activities within a day or two after the outpatient procedure, which is covered by most health insurance providers. Please speak with a health care provider to learn more and discuss eligibility.

Attend a vein screening at Penn Medicine to see if you are a candidate for the VNUS Closure® procedure
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