CIS is the First in South Louisiana to Use the Venclose Maven™ Catheter to Treat Vein Disease

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Pictured from left to right are Melissa Guillot, RVT; Dr. Satish Gadi; Cassidie Shaw, CMA; and Courtland Hyde, CMA.

BATON ROUGE- Dr. Satish Gadi, interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS), is the first in south Louisiana to use the Venclose Maven™ Perforator Catheter to treat venous disease. The procedure took place on April 19 at the CIS Baton Rouge clinic at 8401 Picardy Avenue.

Manufactured by BD, the Venclose Maven™ is the only 360-degree radiofrequency ablation catheter for minimally-invasive treatment of incompetent perforator veins with a modernized, circumferential heating coil. Perforator veins have one-way valves that are designed to prevent backflow of blood to the superficial veins. When these valves stop functioning properly, reflux occurs, and the buildup of blood and pressure can cause both the superficial and perforator veins to become incompetent—keeping blood from returning to the heart.

“The new Venclose perforator vein treatment catheter is a great new option to treat venous insufficiency and varicose veins,” said Dr. Gadi. “It is a simple, easy, office-based procedure that is very convenient for patients.”

Symptoms of venous disease include:

  • Swelling or heaviness in legs
  • Leg pain, aching, burning or cramping
  • Visible or protruding varicose or spider veins
  • Discoloration of skin
  • Dry or weeping eczema
  • Leg ulcers
  • Restless legs
  • Itching

If left untreated, venous disease can become painful and debilitating. It is important to see a vein specialist diagnosis and treatment. Click here learn more about venous disease and the CIS Leg and Vein Center. For an appointment, click below.


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