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Vein Ablation

Find relief from varicose veins.

Varicose veins may be a sign of something more severe–venous reflux disease.

Healthy leg veins have valves that keep blood flowing to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves stop working properly and allow blood to flow backward (i.e., reflux) and pool in the lower leg veins.

If venous reflux disease is left untreated, symptoms can worsen over time. Your doctor can help you understand if you have this condition.


Superficial venous reflux disease may cause the following signs and symptoms in your legs:

  • Varicose veins
  • Aching
  • Swelling
  • Cramping
  • Heaviness or tiredness
  • Itching
  • Restlessness
  • Open skin sores


Many factors contribute to the presence of venous reflux, including:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Family history
  • Heavy lifting
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Obesity
  • Prolonged standing


Superficial venous reflux disease treatment aims to reduce or stop the backward flow of blood. One treatment option is the ClosureFast™ procedure. Over 2 million patients have been treated with the ClosureFast™ procedure in over 100 countries around the world:

  • Consistent and controlled treatment
  • Proven outcomes with rapid recovery
  • A positive patient experience
  • ClosureFast™ Procedure

Proven Outcomes

Studies have shown:

  • Relief of symptoms after two days with a noticeable improvement in one to two weeks
  • Less pain than laser – an outpatient procedure with local or general anesthesia
  • Proven results with positive patient outcomes and experience
  • Rapid recovery – on average patients resume normal activities within a few days

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the ClosureFast™ procedure painful?

A: Most patients report feeling little, if any, pain during the ClosureFast™ procedure. Your physician should give you a local or regional anesthetic to numb the treatment area.

Q: How quickly can I resume normal activity?

A: Patients treated with the ClosureFast™ procedure may resume normal activities more quickly than patients who undergo surgical vein stripping or laser ablation. With the ClosureFast™ procedure, the average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days. For a few weeks following the treatment, your vein specialist may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain from very strenuous activities (heavy lifting, for example) or prolonged periods of standing.

Q: How soon after treatment will my symptoms improve?

A: Most patients report relief of symptoms after two days with a noticeable improvement in one to two weeks.

Q: Is there any scarring, bruising, or swelling after the procedure?

A: Most patients report limited to no scarring, bruising, or swelling following the ClosureFast™ procedure using the ClosureFast™ catheter.


Q: How is the ClosureFastprocedure different from endovenous laser?

A: Although the ClosureFast™ procedure and 980 nm endovenous laser ablation are both minimally invasive procedures, a comparative, multicenter study showed that the ClosureFast™ procedure was associated with statistically significant lower rates of pain, bruising, and complications. Patients undergoing the ClosureFast™ procedure also reported improvements in quality of life measures up to four times faster than patients treated with 980 nm endovenous laser ablation.

Q: How is the ClosureFastprocedure different from vein stripping?

A: During vein stripping, incisions are made in the groin and calf, and a tool is threaded through the diseased vein to pull the vein out of the leg. With the ClosureFast™ procedure, only one small incision is made at the insertion site and the vein is then treated and left in place. This minimally invasive approach reduces the likelihood of pain and bruising associated with vein stripping surgery.

Q: Is the ClosureFastprocedure covered by insurance?

A: Many insurance companies pay for the ClosureFast™ procedure in part or in full. The ClosureFast™ procedure has coverage policies with major health insurers. Please discuss your coverage with your insurance provider

Contact Us

Monument Health Spearfish Clinic, North Avenue 1445 North Avenue, Spearfish, SD 57783 605.644.4170 Location Details
Monument Health Heart and Vascular Institute at 5th Street South Clinic 4150 5th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 605.755.4300 Location Details