It is very interesting that VNUS CLosure is marketed for varicose veins, but in fact, is FDA approved for venous reflux disease. It is used to treat venous reflux disease involving the great saphenous vein, short (lesser) saphenous vein or perforator veins. However, it is being used for varicose veins by those who are not properly trained or who are using it for that reason. It can work to close varicose veins but can leave you with other vein problems that require additional expertise, often by doctors who are phlebologists.
Some doctors that perform VNUS or EVLT only know how to do this one procedure. Phlebology requires a whole armamentarium of treatment modalities and it behooves you to be aware of this and to seek someone who is not just a 'catheter jockey'. Anyone can do the VNUS CLosure procedure in my opinion. But only experienced phlebologists know how to take care of the rest of your vein issues.
The doctor who treated you is probably not experienced in these procedures and in the attempt to sign you up for the procedure promised you the world. With proper evaluation, the physician should be able to tell you up front if the varicose veins associated with venous reflux disease of the great saphenous system will go away following VNUS Closure or EVLT. In fact, depending on how far they are from the thigh and in what distribution they occur in the leg, published studies show that less than 30 % of varicose veins go away and disappear after VNUS Clousre of the great saphenous vein.
If proper evaluation is performed, a phlebologist with large experience should be able to tell you at the time of consultation if additional treatments are needed such as microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy or laser procedures for spider veins, reticular veins or feeder veins.
In any case, nothing wrong was done. You had proper treatment for venous reflux disease and now you must see a phlebologist with experience to take care of the rest of these problems. There is no one procedure which treats all of these vein problems - and they all need different types of treatments and you should have sought someone who does all of them.
Most large cities have phlebologists who take a comprehensive approach to treat vein disease.