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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are important Frequently Asked Questions relative to the current medical practice of treating venous reflux disease with the favored Closure procedure and other techniques as used at NYC Surgical Associates:

How do minimally invasive procedures Work?

Minimally invasive procedures, which include laparoscopic, thoracoscopic and endovascular surgery, use state-of-the-art technology to reduce the damage to human tissue when performing surgery. For example, in most procedures, a surgeon makes several small 2-8mm incisions instead of a large one, and inserts thin tubes called trocars. In some cases, no incision at all is made, like the No-Knife EVLT procedure invented by Dr. GreunerTypically, either image guidance using xray or ultrasound is used, or a tiny videocamera. There are some advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures that can be performed almost exclusively through a single point of entry – meaning only one small incision. This is called Single Site Surgery, and is another approach to performing traditional laparoscopic surgery using the same tools.

Are you a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure?

These kinds of procedures are not for everyone and only your surgeon can determine if a minimally invasive surgery is right for you. These procedures have been proven to be as effective as those of conventional surgery. And more than 20 million Americans have had them.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive procedures?

Not only do these procedures usually provide equivalent outcomes to traditional “open” surgery (which sometimes require a large incision), but minimally invasive procedures (using small incisions) may offer significant benefits as well:

  1. Quicker Recovery – Since a minimally invasive procedure requires smaller incisions than conventional surgery (usually about the diameter of a dime), your body may heal much faster.
  2. Shorter Hospital Stays – Minimally invasive procedures help get you out of the hospital and back to your life sooner than conventional surgery.
  3. Less scarring – Most incisions are so small that it’s hard to even notice them after the incisions have healed.
  4. Less pain – Because these procedures are less invasive than conventional surgery, there is typically less pain involved.

What can you do with minimally invasive procedures?

We can treat all kinds of problems, often with better results, and lower risk than traditional surgery.
Some of the very common conditions we treat include:

  1. Vein disease
  2. Artery disease
  3. Gallbladder Disease
  4. Lung Disease
  5. Hernias
  6. Aneurysms
  7. Pain procedures

To learn more about minimally invasive procedures as they apply to your specific condition, please visit the following sections under Health Topics menu.

As a successful, popular modern procedure for treatment of venous reflux and other similar conditions related to varicose veins, the Closure surgical procedure works medical wonders as it continues to raise the level of blood flow and overall internal organ functioning for increasing numbers of patients each day. This state-of-the-art medical procedure is highly recommended by NYC Surgical Associates for excellent treatment of venous reflux disease and its symptoms.

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