What is venous reflux disease?

Venous reflux disease is the disease of the leg vein valves that elevates venous pressure.

What causes venous reflux disease?

Venous reflux disease occurs when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become diseased or damaged, causing them to not close properly.

What are the symptoms of venous reflux disease?

  • Leg heaviness or fatigue
  • Swollen legs
  • Swollen legs
  • Pain in the legs
  • Ulcers
  • Skin coloration changes

Risk factors that can contribute to venous reflux disease include:

  • Age
  • Family History
  • Gender
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Obesity
  • Heavy lifting
  • Standing for prolonged period of time

HHow is venous reflux disease diagnosed?

The physician does a complete medical history and examination of your legs. Additionally, a test called a vascular or duplex ultrasound may be used to examine the blood circulation in your legs.


How is venous reflux disease treated?

The Venefit procedure is performed in an outpatient setting. A catheter will be placed in the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency energy delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will re-route itself to other healthy veins. Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing.