What is VenaSeal?
VenaSeal is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins, and it is done on an outpatient basis. Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins commonly appearing in the legs. During VenaSeal, a small amount of medical adhesive is delivered into the varicose vein. The procedure seals the vein so that blood can be directed to healthy veins.
How is VenaSeal Performed?
When you come to the office for your appointment, you will first lie on a table. The doctor will administer an anesthetic to the area through a small needle. It is common to feel a slight sting from the medication until the area becomes numb. Next, the doctor will use an ultrasound to guide a thin tube, known as a catheter, into the affected vein. This takes a very small incision. Your doctor will inject the medical adhesive into the vein. To seal the vein walls together, they will apply light pressure along the vein.
What are the benefits of VenaSeal?
VenaSeal has a five-year closure rate of about 95%. You will most likely be able to return to normal activity immediately following the procedure, and the recovery time is much shorter than thermal ablation. Also, both legs can be treated at the same time if necessary. There is only one needle stick with VenaSeal, whereas other procedures usually require multiple needle sticks.
Are there any risks associated with VenaSeal?
As with most procedures that involve a needle, there is a slight risk of an allergic reaction, bleeding, or infection. Mild bruising is expected after the procedure. VenaSeal is a highly effective, safe treatment for varicose veins.
VenaSeal for Varicose Veins at Advanced Medical Imaging
Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants offers VenaSeal for varicose veins through our providers. If you are interested in VenaSeal, please contact Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants at 402-484-6677.