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Billings, Montana February 15, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Vein Clinic announced today that it is the first in the region to offer and perform the VenaSeal closure system. A new, minimally invasive procedure, VenaSeal uses an advanced medical adhesive to close the diseased vein in patients with varicose veins.
More than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, men and women alike. By 2025, Montana and Wyoming’s population of those 65-years-old and older will be second in the nation only to Florida. Because varicose veins affect half of people 50-years-old and older, this means the incidence of vein disease will increase dramatically.
Varicose veins are caused by venous reflux disease. When valves in the veins of the lower leg no longer function properly, blood begins to flow backward, or reflux, causing to pool and resulting in enlarged, or varicose veins.
“Varicose veins may be a sign of a more serious condition known as chronic venous insufficiency, which in severe cases, can result in lifestyle-limiting lower leg pain, swelling, skin damage, and ulcerations,” said Dr. Bo Johnson, MD, FACS, Founder Rocky Mountain Vein Clinic. “We are very excited to have been selected, as one of the top vein clinics in the country, to be among the first to offer this treatment. The new and innovative VenaSeal closure system significantly expands the treatment options that we are able to offer to our patients.”
The VenaSeal procedure is the only procedure to use medical adhesive to close the vein versus the traditional heat-closure. VenaSeal is a non-heat based treatment and requires only one injection site. Patients can typically return to normal activities quicker than after heat-based procedures and usually do not have to use compression stockings during recovery.
About the VenaSeal closure system
The VenaSeal closure system is the only non-thermal procedure approved for use in the U.S. that uses an advanced medical adhesive that closes the diseased vein. This unique approach minimizes the need for multiple needle insertions for treatment. Recovery is nearly immediate, and patients are usually able to recover without the use of compression stockings.
Patients interested in learning about varicose veins, symptoms, causes, and treatment options available; including the VenaSeal closure system can visit rockymountainveinclinic.com for information, view videos of procedures being done, read patient case studies and more.
About Rocky Mountain Vein Clinic:
Dr. Bo Johnson is the founder and Medical Director of Rocky Mountain Vein Clinics, with offices in Cody, Wyoming, and Billings, Montana. Rocky Mountain Vein Clinic specializes in providing comprehensive treatment of varicose veins and vein diseases using Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT), RF-Radiofrequency VenefitTM procedure and the VenaSeal procedure as well as microphlebectomy and sclerotherapy.