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What is better, the Venefit procedure or VNUS Closure or EVLT Never Touch ?
Saturday, November 24, 2012

 

Both EVLT and VNUS Closure (Venefit ProcedureTM) are utilized to obliterate the great and lesser saphenous veins and to treat venous reflux disease. In experienced hands, both are highly effective in 'closing' or oblterating the saphenous veins. In published series, success rates are nearly identical. So, the answer depends on whether the treating physician has eperience with either or both procedures. Dr. Karamanoukian performs both procedures on a selective basis.

 

Upfornt note - The Venefit Procedure is a new name for the procedure we have done for years, previously called VNUS Closure or VNUS Closure FAST for venous insufficiency.

 

The EVLT Never Touch procedure causes little discomfort and most patients are able to return to work the same afternoon and certainly better than 99% of patients return to work the following day. *

 

With any ablation procedure, such as EVLT Never Touch, ELVeS or EVLA, or VNUS FAST Closure (Venefit Procedure)**, patients are instructed not to lift anything more than 20 pounds for 3 days. This is what we have found to be successful for our patients. However, they are encouraged to walk and exercise as much as possible. In general, discomfort after the EVLT Never Touch procedure is scored as a '2 out of 10' in most patients and this discomfort is alleviated by taking Motrin, ibuprofen or Advil for 3-5 days after the procedure.

 

*patients that lift heavy objects at work (regularly more than 30 pounds) are recommended to retunr with instructions to do light duty work.

 

**The VNUS Closure Procedure is now called the Venefit Procedure. Same procedure, different name.

 

Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com 

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com 

 

Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

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