What is it?
The VenaSeal™ is a closure system that uses a medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. This is a non-thermal treatment, which improves blood flow and relieves symptoms by sealing-or closing-the diseased vein.
How it works?
Your doctor will start by numbing the injection site. Once the area is numb, your doctor will insert the catheter into your leg. The catheter will be placed in specific areas along the diseased vein to deliver small amounts of the medical adhesive. Ultrasound will be used during the procedure to guide and position the catheter. After treatment, the catheter is removed and a small adhesive bandage placed over the puncture site.
- One tiny shot of local anesthetic instead of 12-15 large shots.
- No risk of thermal (heat) injury to surrounding tissues (especially nerves).
- Resume all activities one day after treatment instead of 1-2 weeks after treatment.
- Does not require compression stockings after the procedure.
- Minimally invasive and virtually painless for most patients.
- Most patients experience little-to-no bruising.