The VenaSeal Closure System is a groundbreaking and unique approach to treating chronic venous insufficiency, the medical condition responsible for most vein problems.
How Does VenaSeal Work?
VenaSeal is a groundbreaking technique wherein medical adhesives are used to seal and destroy the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems.
The vein doctor administers local anesthesia to numb the skin’s surface and make a small incision, which serves as an entry point for a catheter that’s driven into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is lodged in place, the vein doctor injects a medical adhesive that promotes fibrotic growth within the vein, sealing its walls shut. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins, restoring optimal blood circulation.
VenaSeal is more convenient than most other vein treatments because you don’t have to wear compression stockings or ACE bandages after the procedure. Furthermore, there’s no risk of nerve injury because it doesn’t involve thermal energy either.
Who are Good Candidates for VenaSeal?
VenaSeal is meant for patients with chronic venous insufficiency. As such, if you have the signs and symptoms of vein disease, such as spider veins, varicose veins, leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, and frequent leg cramps, you should visit the vein clinic in Long Island.
Our vein doctors will use ultrasound scans to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins, determine if you have chronic venous insufficiency, and determine if you’re the right candidate for VenaSeal. As such, only a vein doctor can tell you if you’re a suitable candidate, and that too only after a thorough examination.
What to Expect After VenaSeal?
VenaSeal is an in-office and outpatient procedure with no downtime. You may notice mild firmness and irritation on your leg veins for a few days, but these side effects will gradually dissipate. Furthermore, most patients believe these side effects are extremely tolerable, and they don’t interfere with your daily activities and work.
You can resume your daily activities and work immediately after the procedure, which means you can easily fit this procedure into your lunch break. You don’t even have to wear compression stockings and ACE bandages after the procedure, unlike most other vein treatments. You can also go swimming and engage in other activities that induce swimming because you can get your legs wet.
Do I Need Other Procedures Besides VenaSeal?
VenaSeal is a minimally invasive procedure with a 99% success rate, and it effectively treats the root cause of most vein problems, chronic venous insufficiency. Since it treats the root cause of your vein problems, instead of just the symptoms, there’s a negligible risk of recurrence. As such, you don’t need other vein treatments after VenaSeal.
However, you may undergo cosmetic treatments for the superficial varicose veins and spider veins, such as sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy. The vein doctor may provide these treatments during the same session as VenaSeal. Please talk to your vein doctors in Long Island to explore all your vein treatment options.
At Long Island Vein Clinic, our board-certified vein doctors carefully examine your leg veins, review your medical history, and run vascular imaging tests to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for the VenaSeal Closure System. If you’re suffering from leg heaviness, self-consciousness, varicose veins, or spider veins, please schedule an appointment to initiate your journey towards healthy legs.
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