VenaSeal Treatment for Varicose Veins
We can treat varicose veins with a new treatment called VenaSeal. The VenaSeal system improves blood flow by sealing–or closing–the diseased vein. The system delivers a small amount of a specially formulated medical adhesive to the diseased vein. The adhesive seals the vein and blood is rerouted through nearby healthy veins.
Benefits of VenaSeal
VenaSeal uses an adhesive to seal the vein, so it only requires one needle stick instead of multiple sticks which are required in other treatment options. This reduces discomfort and recovery time for the patient and results in minimal to no bruising. Patients are not required to wear post-procedure compression stockings and should be able to immediately return back to normal activities.
VenaSeal Side Effects
Your doctor can help you decide if the VenaSeal procedure is right for you. Side effects are minor and infrequent. The most common side effect is phlebitis (i.e., inflammation of a vein). Phlebitis occurred more frequently in VenaSeal-treated subjects compared to RFA-treated subjects. Phlebitis is a commonly reported side effect in all vein treatments, including the VenaSeal system and RFA, and they typically occurred within the first 30 days after the procedure.
Insurance Coverage for VenaSeal
As with any procedure, insurance coverage may vary. For more information, please contact your insurance provider.