Does VNUS Closure Put You at Risk for Death?

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VNUS Closure and complications

The risk is extremely small.

I have performed over 25,000 ablation procedures and have not had an adverse complication like death, which would occur after fatal pulmonary embolism. 

This is the experience in the reported literature. You can check this yourself on PubMed which is a government sponsored website of all published reports in the scientific literature. 

Buffalo Phlebologist
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Of course it does.

any procedure that is intravascular in nature can result in a DVT.  the risk is relatively low for the average healthy patient but you should have an experienced phlebologists assess you for this treatment.

there is no black and white in medicine and as such there are no guarantees.  we can only use what information we have at hand to make the best decision going forward.


Craig Crippen, MD
Kelowna Physician

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