What is a VenaSeal?
Vein disease occurs when bad veins in our legs no longer do their job and allow blood to pool in our legs. This can lead to countless adverse symptoms and enlarged varicose veins.
VenaSeal is an in-office procedure that utilizes a medical adhesive to close bad veins in the legs to alleviate symptoms such as swelling, achiness, fatigue, and heaviness of the legs.
What to Expect During VenaSeal Closure
The leg being treated will be cleaned, sterilized, and covered with a surgical drape. Your physician will numb the area where the catheter will enter into the abnormal vein and use the ultrasound transducer or wand to study the vein and track its path. A very small skin incision is then made at the site.
Using ultrasound guidance, a catheter or vascular access sheath is inserted through the skin and positioned within the abnormal vein. The medical adhesive will be delivered to close the bad vein after which the catheter is removed from the body.
A small bandage is used to cover the small skin opening and the leg is wrapped with a compression wrap. No stitches are needed.
Who is a Candidate for VenaSeal Closure?
VenaSeal closures are generally used to help patients at risk for vein disease alleviate painful symptoms in their legs, such as:
- Skin irritation
- Restless legs
- Open sores or ulcers