VenaSeal™ Closure System is a non-tumescent, non-thermal, non-sclerosant procedure that uses a proprietary medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein.
This unique approach eliminates the risk of nerve injury when treating the small saphenous vein, which is a risk sometimes associated with certain thermal-based procedures. Clinical studies have demonstrated that the procedure is safe and effective. The procedure is administered without the use of tumescent anesthesia, avoiding patient discomfort associated with multiple needle sticks. This procedure is currently not covered by your insurance, but is available as a cash pay.
VenaSeal™ treatment starts with a local anesthetic. This is a single-needle anesthetic. Once the area is numb, your doctor will insert a catheter into the area of the damaged vein. The catheter will be placed in very specific spots along the damaged vein to deliver small amounts of medical adhesive. Ultrasound is used to precisely position the catheter. Once treatment is completed, the catheter is removed and a bandage is placed over the puncture site.
There is virtually no recovery time for this procedure — patients can return to their normal activities immediately.