This new vein closure procedure is used to close small diseased veins, most often the saphenous vein. The VenaSeal™ treatment seals the diseased vein with an intravenous adhesive. A small catheter delivers the adhesive, which seals the vein walls as the vein is compressed and the catheter is withdrawn.
VenaSeal™ is the only treatment authorized in the United States that is non-thermal, non-tumescent, and non-sclerosant which reduces discomfort and recovery time for you! Set up a consultation today to find out of VenaSeal™ is right for you.
Once you and your doctor have determined that VenaSeal™ is right for you, on the day of your appointment, we recommend you wear loose, comfortable clothing.
We also recommend that you plan to have someone drive you home after your procedure for convenience.
Like other varicose vein treatments, the diseased vein is first identified by ultrasound as the adhesive is prepared. The treatment area is then cleaned and numbed locally to reduce discomfort.
A small incision is made to access the vein. A small catheter connected to the VenaSeal™ system is inserted into the vein through a small incision. The catheter is advanced while guided by the ultrasound, allowing for effective adhesive application.
The adhesive is applied along the vein wall in 0.1 cc units across treatment-specific distance. The vein is then compressed for three minutes initially, then in 30 second intervals as the rest of the vein is closed. The adhesive solidifies when exposed to blood and naturally integrates into the body after treatment.
The nature of the VenaSeal™ system is to reduce recovery time by gently sealing the vein walls without laser therapy or sclerotherapy.
This minimally invasive treatment leaves patients able to return to normal activities the day of the operation. No compression stockings or socks are necessary, but can be worn if desired.