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WHAT IS VENASEAL
Vein disease occurs when bad veins in our legs no longer do their job and allows blood to pool in our legs. This can lead to many 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, heaviness of the legs.
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 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.
DO YOU NEED VENASEAL CLOSURE
Generally used to help alleviate symptoms such as:
Open sores or ulcers