Thanks to outstanding clinical results this modern method is usually refunded by private health insurances that have recognized the superiority of this method to conventional strippings. That’s why they accept the cost of this outpatient operation in ever-growing numbers.
Under local anaesthetic, through a small cut in the lower leg, a modern medical instrument is inserted into the target vessel: the VNUS ClosureFast® catheter. Its top will, under ultrasound guidance, be pushed from the lower leg to the groin. A safety distance to where the superficial vein joins the deep vein is kept. After that an anaesthetic is injected into the varicose vein. Now the 7cm (2.76 inches) long metallic instrument will be heated at the top of the Closure Fast catheter up to 120 degrees with the help of high frequency current, i.e. radio waves.