VenaSeal™ is a minimally invasive non-thermal treatment for vein disease and varicose veins.
The VenaSeal procedure delivers a small amount of a specially formulated medical adhesive to close the diseased vein, rerouting blood to nearby healthy veins, and providing symptom relief.
Before the procedure
You will have an ultrasound imaging exam of the leg being treated. This exam is important for assessing the diseased superficial vein and planning the procedure.
During the procedure
Your doctor can discuss the procedure with you. Here is a brief summary of what to expect:
- You may feel some minor pain or stinging with a needle stick to numb the site where the doctor will access your vein.
- Once the area is numb, your doctor will insert the catheter (i.e., a small hollow tube) into your leg. You 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. You may feel a mild sensation of pulling. An ultrasound will be used during the procedure to guide and position the catheter.
After the procedure
- After treatment, the catheter is removed and a small adhesive bandage is placed over the puncture site.
- You will be taken to the recovery area to rest.
- Your doctor will recommend follow-up care as needed.