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The Venefit Procedure (radiofrequency ablation) is a minimally invasive procedure performed on an outpatient basis. The Saint John Vein Clinic uses this procedure because it has been clinically proven to be an effective means of treating varicose veins. Using ultrasound, Dr. Omotoso will position the closure catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency (RF) energy delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed.


Image 1: Disposable catheter inserted into vein
Image 2: Controlled heat collapses vein
Image 3: Catheter withdrawn, closing vein

Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins. Following the procedure, Dr. Omotoso will place a small bandage over the insertion site, additional compression may be provided to aid healing.

Compared with surgical options like ligation and vein stripping, radiofrequency ablation results in less pain and quicker recovery time. The procedure is done in the office and patients typically return to their normal activities within a day.


  • Relief of symptoms

  • Outpatient procedure

  • Local anesthesia

  • Resume normal activities within 1-2 days

  • Good cosmetic outcome with minimal or no scarring, bruising or swelling

This ABC News article from 2009 shows the success of the VENUS ClosureFast Procedure which is now know as The Venefit procedure.  The Venefit procedure done at the Saint John Varicose Vein Clinic continues to relieve patients of the symptoms of vein disease. 

To determine if the Venefit p
rocedure is right for you please call the Saint John Vein Clinic to inquire about a consultation at 1-506-648-7013.

You may reach our Vein Helpline, Toll Free at 1-855-551-VEIN (8346) ​

Is the Venefit Procedure right for you?

To determine if the Venefit procedure is right for you please fill out the request for contact form
​or call the Saint John Vein Clinic to inquire about a consultation at 1-506-648-7013

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