VenaSeal is one of the newest varicose vein treatment options and is a patient favorite. With only one point of entry, a medical grade glue is fed through a tiny catheter to use to close problem veins instantly. Due to veins closing on the spot, compression stockings are not a required part of the post procedure plan. Patients can return to normal daily activities as soon as the procedure is over.
What to Expect
An ultrasound imaging exam of the leg that is to be treated will be performed. This exam is important for assessing the diseased superficial vein and planning the procedure.
The physician will start by numbing the location of entry on the leg. Once the area is numb, the doctor will insert the catheter (i.e., a small hollow tube) into the leg. Ultrasound will be used during the procedure to guide and position the catheter. Patients may feel some pressure from the placement of the catheter. The catheter will be placed in specific areas along the diseased vein to deliver small amounts of the medical adhesive. There can be a mild sensation of pulling or tugging. After treatment, the catheter is removed and a bandage placed over the puncture site.
The patient will be taken to the recovery area to rest. The providers will explain to the patient what observations will be performed following treatment.
**Information sourced from MedtronicEndovenous.com