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Varicose veins can be more than just a cosmetic issue. Leg pain, heaviness, and fatigue are common problems for individuals with varicose veins.

What causes Varicose Veins?

There can be many factors that contribute to the presence of varicose veins, including:

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Multiply pregnancies
  • Obesity
  • Standing for long periods of time

Varicose veins are treated at the DMH Interventional Radiology Institute using the VNUS Closure procedure. The VNUS Closure procedure is a minimally invasive procedure that uses image guidance to establish blood flow back through the veins.

The VNUS Closure procedure is an outpatient procedure that requires only local anesthesia so recovery is fast – patients resume normal activity the next day.

In a clinical trial between laser treatment and the VNUS Closure procedure, VNUS produced less pain and less bruising.

The procedure is covered by most insurance plans.

For more information about vein treatment, call the DMH Interventional Radiology Institute, 217-876-6730.