VenaSeal

The VenaSeal closure system is a revolutionary treatment option for patients with varicose veins. This procedure uses a proprietary medical adhesive that closes off varicose veins. This procedure eliminates the need for heat and sclerosants, as well as the risk of nerve injury that is sometimes associated with treatment of the small saphenous vein. VenaSeal does not require the use of tumescent anesthesia, and it has been shown to be safe and effective for patients.

During this procedure, the doctor uses a thin catheter inserted into the vein to deliver medical adhesive to the vein’s interior. The medical adhesive will seal the vein shut, and blood will be directed into other vessels.

When is this method used?

VenaSeal may be recommended as an alternative to radio-frequency and laser procedures. Since VenaSeal avoids the use of anesthesia and heat, it tends to be more comfortable for patients. VenaSeal is appropriate for most types of varicose veins, including those located deeper within the legs. However, not every patient with varicose veins will be a good candidate for this procedure. To find out if VenaSeal is right for you, talk to a qualified vein doctor.

What kinds of results are achieved?

Studies have shown that the VenaSeal procedure provides results comparable to other procedures, including radiofrequency closure and surgery. Because multiple injections are not required for this procedure, patients may have less pain during and after the procedure. Any discomfort experienced after this procedure is usually minimal.

What should you do after VenaSeal treatment to ensure ongoing vein health?

Following treatment with VenaSeal, it is still possible to develop additional varicose veins. To reduce the chances of developing new abnormal veins, try not to spend too long standing or sitting in the same position. You should also exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight. If you notice any symptoms of new varicose veins, report them to your doctor as soon as possible.