The VenaSeal® closure system treats varicose veins using an advanced medical adhesive to close and seal the vein. It is the only non-thermal, non-tumescent, non-sclerosant procedure approved for use in the U.S. that uses medical-grade “glue” to shut down diseased veins.
What Does VenaSeal™ Treat?
The VenaSeal™ closure system treats symptomatic venous reflux disease in the lower extremity superficial venous system, often the underlying cause of painful varicose veins.
How Does Venaseal™ Work?
During the procedure, our provider fills a syringe with the medical adhesive, which is inserted into the VenaSeal™ dispensing gun that is attached to a catheter. The catheter is advanced into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. The catheter is placed in specific areas along the diseased vein, and our provider conducts a series of trigger pulls to deliver the medical adhesive. Compression is applied to the leg during the procedure.
How Does a VenaSeal™ Procedure Differ from Thermal Energy Procedures?
VenaSeal™ uses an adhesive to close the vein. Thermal energy uses heat to close the vein. The intense heat requires a large volume of dilute numbing medicine, which is injected through multiple needle sticks.
How Quickly Can Patients Return to Normal Activities Post Procedure?
VenaSeal™ is designed to minimize patient discomfort and reduce recovery time. After the procedure, a small bandage will be placed at the access site. Patients can rapidly return to normal activities.
Is Treatment with VenaSeal™ Suitable for Everyone?
The VenaSeal™ closure system should not be used in patients who have a known hypersensitivity to the VenaSeal™ adhesive, acute inflammation of the veins due to blood clots, or acute whole-body infection.
Are There Any Side Effects with VenaSeal™?
Adverse events observed in the VenaSeal procedure trials—and generally associated with treatments of this condition—included temporary vein inflammation (phlebitis) and temporary burning or tingling (paresthesia) in the treatment zone. Our provider will take your medical history and will and tell you if VenaSeal™ is the right option for your situation.
What Happens to the Treated Vein Left Behind? Don’t I Need It?
Faulty valves interfere with the normal return of blood through the venous system. Closing these diseased veins helps to re-route the blood through nearby veins, improving circulation and relieving most symptoms. The adhesive was designed to remain permanently in the GSV and is eventually encapsulated for vein closure.