The VenaSeal closure procedure seals or closes the diseased vein using a medical adhesive. The system delivers a small amount of adhesive to the inside of the vein. The adhesive seals the vein down and blood is rerouted through nearby healthy veins
Advantages of VenaSeal
In the VenaSeal procedure, there is no need for multiple needle sticks. Instead, the vein is accessed with one needle stick and the catheter is properly placed under ultrasound guidance. There is no use of heat associated with this treatment. This avoids the risk of thermal damage as no heat source is present. Unlike Radiofrequency Ablation, the VenaSeal procedure does not require use of compression stockings pre or post procedure. This allows a patient to be seen and scheduled for treatment right away. All veins needing treatment can be treated in one session as opposed to radiofrequency ablation where multiple sessions are necessary. The disadvantage to VenaSeal is that it is not covered by insurance. This is a cash pay only treatment option.
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