VenaSeal vein closure is one of the newest and most advanced treatments for symptomatic venous reflux disease, the origin of painful varicose veins for many patients. This treatment is the only non-thermal, non-tumescent, and non-sclerosant treatment that is approved for use in the United States today. VenaSeal uses a unique and highly advanced medical adhesive to seal off the diseased vein.
The VenaSeal Procedure
The VenaSeal procedure is performed entirely on site at the L.A. Vein Clinic. A slender syringe is filled with the VenaSeal adhesive. This is then placed into the VenaSeal dispensing gun, which is directly attached to a catheter. This catheter is moved into the diseased vein with the help of ultrasound guidance, as this allows for precise and proper placement. The catheter is moved to different parts of the diseased vein as a series of small trigger pulls place the adhesive. Compression is applied during the procedure to help the medical adhesive set properly.
How Effective is VenaSeal?
VenaSeal has been demonstrated to be an effective system for vein closure in 3 different clinical studies. In all studies, VenaSeal was demonstrated to be both safe and effective in terms of closure rates. In the initial human VenaSeal trial, closure rates remained high — 92% — at 12 and 24 months post treatment. Later studies showed even higher efficacy rates, with closure rates of 97.2%.
What is Recovery After VenaSeal Like?
The recovery process after VenaSeal vein closure is quite simple and easy. Following the VenaSeal vein closure, a small bandage is affixed to the access site. You can quickly go back to your work or other regular activities. Most patients have reported only a minimum amount of bruising after the VenaSeal vein closure. The VenaSeal medical adhesive will remain permanently in place, keeping the faulty vein closed. This allows for the re-routing of blood for an improvement in circulation and relief of pain associated with symptomatic venous reflux disease.