VNUS Closure Procedure

It is your responsibility to notify us of any changes in your insurance or you will be financially responsible for this elective procedure.

Week before the procedure

You must refrain from taking Aspirin products (Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve) one week prior to your procedure.

Day of the procedure

  • Arrive one half hour before your designated appointment time.
  • Eat a light breakfast the morning of your procedure (toast, coffee, tea).

Driving

You cannot drive yourself home after the procedure (this also means you should not take a taxi).

Prescriptions

Prescriptions are enclosed. Please fill these prescriptions and bring them with you. You will be asked to take them on arrival to the office.

Activity

You may resume normal activities the same day. You may start walking immediately. Intense walking may resume one week post-op.

Bathing

Remove the ace wrap in 48 hours. You may shower 24 hours after the procedure, but place a plastic wrap around the ace bandage. The steri-strips will remain in place for approximately 10 days.

Precautions

Bruising and tenderness are to be expected and will usually resolve in two weeks. You may feel numbness and pulling for 3-5 days post procedure which can last for several months. If you notice significant redness, swelling and pain, please call us immediately.

Follow-up

Followup ultrasound will be booked approximately one week post procedure. You will need a post-operative appointment with Dr. Sentissi in three weeks. Please confirm your appointment 48 hours in advance.

If you have any questions, please call our nurse, Brenda Kennedy in the office.

Dr. Morton Kahan of Newton Wellesley Surgeons

Morton Kahan, MD FACS

Hernia | Breast

Dr. Paul VonRyll Gryska of Newton Wellesley Surgeons in Newton, MA

Paul Gryska, MD FACS

Diverticulitis | Colon | Gallbladder | Hiatal hernia

Dr. Joanna Sentissi specializes in VNUS Closure.

Joanna Sentissi, MD FACS

Vascular surgery | VNUS Closure | General

Dr. Michael Reinhorn, MD FACS, of Newton Wellesley Surgeons in Newton, MA.

Michael Reinhorn, MD, MBA, FACS

Inguinal Hernia | Umbilical hernia| Pilonidal disease|

Dr. Deborah Schnipper, general surgeon at Newton Wellesley Surgeons

Deborah Schnipper, MD - Board Certified Colon & Rectal Surgeon

Colon and rectal cancer | Diverticulitis | Anorectal | Inflammatory bowel disease

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Tammy Holm, MD, Ph.D

Thyroid & Parathyroid|Adrenal|Melanoma|Breast

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