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The Closure ® Procedure for Varicose Vein Treatment to be Featured on "The Balancing Act" Television Series Airing on Lifetime Television at 7:00am on August 5th 2008

Boca Raton, FL, August 04, 2008 --( Five Star Entertainment, one of the largest production companies in the country, has selected VNUS® Medical Technologies, Inc. and the Closure ® procedure for varicose vein treatment to be featured on the daily morning talk show, “The Balancing Act”. The “Balancing Act” is an original and compelling half-hour television series airing every weekday morning on Lifetime Television; the series brings solution-rich storytelling to millions of women, helping them achieve a healthy balanced lifestyle through all facets of life – home, career, family, health, finances, style and beauty, entertainment and travel. The Closure procedure, only offered by VNUS will give audiences across the country a whole new outlook regarding varicose veins.

The segment will air on Tuesday, August 5th at 7:00am EST/PST and 6am CST on Lifetime Television and feature special guest and vascular surgeon, Dr Bassam Sayegh, educating consumers across the country on the causes, symptoms and VNUS Closure treatment for varicose veins.

Varicose veins afflict more than 25 million Americans – two-thirds of them women – with leg pain, swelling, fatigue and disfigurement. If left untreated, more advanced disease including leg ulcers can develop. Pregnancy, heredity and spending a lot of time on your feet are all risk factors for the disease. Until recently, the primary surgical treatment for severe varicose veins was a painful and gruesome operation called vein stripping, but now minimally invasive catheter technology is widely used. The newest generation of this technology is ClosureFAST ™, a device using radiofrequency energy to gently close off the diseased vein in two to three minutes with virtually no pain. The patient’s busy life is only briefly interrupted – many go straight back to work after the procedure – and most people feel immediate pain relief and see dramatic improvements within a week or two. Over a thousand physicians and hospitals nationwide now offer ClosureFAST, and clinical studies have found it more than 96 percent effective and a vast improvement over techniques like laser vein treatment. And because ClosureFAST treats a long-term medical condition and is not considered cosmetic surgery, this high-tech procedure is covered by health insurance and Medicare.

About VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in San Jose, California, VNUS Medical Technologies (Nasdaq: VNUS) is a worldwide leader in medical devices for the minimally invasive treatment of venous reflux disease, a progressive condition that causes the varicose veins afflicting 25 million Americans. The pioneering company in the field, VNUS now offers the ClosureFAST system, which consists of a proprietary radiofrequency (RF) generator and proprietary disposable endovenous catheters and devices to close diseased veins through the application of temperature-controlled RF energy. VNUS devices have been used in more than 300,000 procedures worldwide. For more information, please visit

About “The Balancing Act”:
The Balancing Act, hosted by Dr. Wendy Walsh, seeks to empower women seeking personal and professional growth while managing a career, family and home. The show’s segments are solution-rich, in a “news-you-can-use” style with branded storytelling dedicated to creating new opportunities and ideas for women. For more information on the show log onto

Press Contacts:
For VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc. contact: Jon Kitahara, Director of Marketing Programs, 4085 360 7481

For the “The Balancing Act” television series contact: Michele Scott at 561-279-7827 x305

Contact Information
Five Star Entertainment
Michele Scott
561-279-7827 X305

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