Venefit™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy


Earlier this year, we introduced Venefit™ targeted endovenous therapy, a new name for what was formerly the VNUS Closure™ procedure. This transition to the Venefit™ procedure name enables you to differentiate radiofrequency ablation therapy from other forms of treatment for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and provides a unique and memorable way to describe the procedure to your patients. Below is information about the Venefit™ procedure for you to consider incorporating into your practice website to share with prospective patients. If you choose to use the content below, please do not modify the copy in any way and please ensure that you include the provided references in your site footnotes. Covidien is committed to helping you treat CVI and support and educate your community.

Overview Varicose Veins & Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

More than 30 million of people suffer from varicose veins and the more serious form of venous disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), yet only 1.9 million seek treatment each year.If the disease is left untreated, varicose veins can progress to become CVI with symptoms that worsen over time. Fortunately, diagnosing and treating this disease early can halt its progression.

Understanding the Condition

What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red or flesh colored. They are often raised above the skin on legs and look like twisted, bulging cords. They can also be associated with pain, aches, heaviness, restless legs, or burning and itching of the skin.

What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)?
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a progressive medical condition that may worsen over time. As varicose veins progress to become CVI, other painful symptoms like leg swelling, skin damage and ulcers may occur. There are a number of factors that contribute to varicose veins and CVI, including pregnancy and heredity.