Do your legs feel tired and heavy after a long day on your feet? You might have a common, yet underdiagnosed, condition called venous insufficiency.
Many patients don’t realize their veins are compromised until they see varicose veins bulging beneath their skin. But these visible veins stem from valve failure in deeper veins that allows blood to flow in the wrong direction– a condition called venous insufficiency. Left untreated, varicose veins can lead to serious and potentially fatal blood clots that travel to your lungs.
If you have varicose veins, heaviness, restlessness, or slow-healing sores on your legs, talk to our doctors about VenaSeal. This medical adhesive closes defective veins caused by venous insufficiency.
How Does a VenaSeal Treatment Work?
A newer treatment for venous insufficiency, the VenaSeal Closure System uses medical-grade adhesives to seal problematic veins, halting the venous reflux that causes insufficiency. Treated veins are harmlessly reabsorbed and blood flows into functional veins, rather than accumulating in damaged veins.
VenaSeal is a groundbreaking vein treatment that uses an adhesive previously proven effective in other medical procedures. It eliminates the need for bandages, compression stockings, tumescent anesthesia, and thermal energy, so patients can resume activities immediately and avoid serious risks, including nerve injury.
In VenaSeal procedures, our doctors use ultrasound guidance to locate the troubled vein and place a catheter in it through a tiny incision on your skin. The catheter releases cyanoacrylate glue that causes the vein’s walls to encapsulate the adhesive with fibrotic (scar) tissue, sealing the vein closed. This quick, cutting-edge treatment is highly effective for vein disease and large varicose veins.
Is the VenaSeal Closure System Right for You?
Great saphenous veins are the longest veins in your body, running the entire length of your legs. They’re prone to venous reflux since gravity works against them as they carry blood from your feet toward your heart.
VenaSeal corrects reflux by closing veins with faulty valves that allow blood to retreat downward. If you have symptoms of venous insufficiency, ask our doctors if VenaSeal is right for you. Patients can’t determine whether they need VenaSeal. A vein doctor must conduct an exam and analyze venous pathways with Doppler ultrasound machines to check for vein disease.
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VenaSeal: What to Expect
Here’s what you won’t encounter with VenaSeal. You won’t need to wear bandages or compression stockings. You won’t need downtime to recover.
You won’t have to keep your legs dry afterward (you can even bathe and swim). You won’t have to miss work; many patients receive VenaSeal during a lunch break and head right back to work.
Here’s what you will experience. You’ll notice temporary firmness in the treated vein. This is expected, since hardening the vein is what seals it. The sensation disappears when the vein is reabsorbed by your body.
You’ll also experience a swift, painless resolution of varicose veins, venous reflux, and venous insufficiency. This rapid procedure is more effective and less invasive than tactics like vein surgery.