Surgical Services: VNUS Closure

There Is a Solution 

Is leg discomfort, swelling and varicose veins unwelcomed parts of your life? If so, you may be one of the approximately 25 million people in the United States suffering from superficial venous reflux disease (Varicose Veins).

Traditionally, patients diagnosed with venous reflux would undergo vein-stripping surgery, a procedure in which diseased veins are pulled from the leg. Now, Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates are proud to offer the VNUS Closure® procedure - a minimally invasive alternative to painful vein stripping surgery. Of patients who have undergone the Closure procedure, 98% are willing to recommend it to a friend or family member.

VNUS Closure is a clinically proven, minimally invasive procedure that treats varicose veins and their underlying cause, venous reflux, with little or no pain. Closure patients can walk away from the vein procedure and be back to everyday activities - either at home or at work - typically within a day.

VNUS ClosureFast: More Effective & Minimally Invasive  

The new VNUS ClosureFAST procedure is the most effective and least invasive treatment for Venous Reflux Disease and Varicose Veins. Because it is minimally invasive, the Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients can drive themselves home shortly after this procedure, which only takes about 40 minutes.

Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Your doctor may encourage you to walk, but to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time. Patients typically resume most normal activities within a day.


Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the procedure. This is a very effective treatment, especially for those that have more severe manifestations of Venous Reflex Disease, Varicose Veins, leg ulcers, or chronic swelling.

Over 500,000 procedures have been successfully performed with VNUS Closure catheters.

Is This Procedure Right For Me? 

Dr. Bill KontnyThe VNUS Closure procedure may be right for you. By using ultrasound to scan your leg(s), your physician can determine if superficial venous reflux is present. Only a physician can tell you if the Closure procedure is a viable option for your vein problem.

The Closure procedure is performed by Bill Kontny, MD, a board certified general surgeon at Fort HealthCare's Surgical Associates. Call today to determine your candidacy for the Closure procedure at 920.563.7900. 

 Bill Kontny, MD

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