VenaSeal™ Vein Treatment
VenaSeal™ is a modern treatment option for patients who suffer from venous reflux disease. Also known as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), this medical condition occurs when the vein valves of the lower leg veins no longer function. Blood flow to the heart is halted and patients can experience leg heaviness, fatigue, aching, cramping, skin rashes and ulcers. If you are living with enlarged varicose veins, minimally invasive VenaSeal™ can treat these diseased veins without heating or vein stripping. We now offer this alternative to endovenous ablation at our Bristol and Madison offices.
How Does VenaSeal™ Work?
VenaSeal™ is the first and only FDA-approved varicose vein treatment in the United States that uses medical adhesive to close malfunctioning veins. This safe and effective procedure begins with a syringe filled with the medical adhesive, which is inserted into a dispensing gun and catheter. Next, ultrasound guidance is used to advance this device into the damaged vein. The doctor will then perform “trigger pulls” to deliver the medical adhesive to different sections of the diseased vein. In response, the vein closes and blood is rerouted to nearby healthy veins. Over time, the adhesive is naturally resorbed by the body.
What Are the Benefits?
With VenaSeal™, there is no risk of burns or nerve injury; other thermal-based procedures can expose patients to these hazards of treatment with a heating element. This vein treatment is designed to reduce discomfort and recovery time, so patients can return to everyday activities sooner. However, strenuous activities should be avoided for approximately a week following the procedure. Patients can expect their symptoms to improve immediately after treatment.
Disclaimer: VenaSeal™ is covered by Medicare, but please check with your provider prior to treatment.