VenaSeal™ Closure System
The VenaSeal™ closure system is a new and innovative treatment that improves blood flow by closing the diseased vein. It treats symptomatic venous reflux disease in the lower extremity superficial venous system, often the underlying cause of painful varicose veins. VenaSeal™ has produced effective results with patients and they often have minimal to no bruising and can return quickly to normal activities. It’s the only procedure to use an advanced medical adhesive to safely and effectively close the diseased vein. Unlike other heat‐based treatments, the system does not require multiple injections of a dilute local anesthetic, therefore this unique approach eliminates the risk of thermal nerve injury that is sometimes associated with certain thermal‐based procedures. This procedure should not be used in patients who have a known hypersensitivity to the VenaSeal™ closure system’s adhesive, acute inflammation of the veins due to blood clots, or acute whole‐body infection.
How does VenaSeal™ work?
During the procedure, a Dr. Olson fills a syringe with the medical adhesive, which is inserted into the VenaSeal™ closure system’s dispensing gun that is attached to a catheter. The catheter is advanced into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. The catheter is placed in specific areas along the diseased vein and a series of trigger pulls is conducted to deliver the medical adhesive. Compression is applied to the leg during the procedure.
What to expect post procedure
The VenaSeal™ closure system procedure is designed to minimize patient discomfort and reduce recovery time. After the procedure, a small bandage is placed at the access site. Patients are able to rapidly return to normal activities. Additionally, patients have reported minimal bruising following the VenaSeal™ closure system procedure. And in some cases, patients may benefit from the use of compression stockings.