VenaSeal is an advanced new treatment for venous insufficiency. It works by delivering a precise amount of medical adhesive to the diseased vein, sealing it off and rerouting the blood to other healthy nearby veins.
The VenaSeal system predominantly targets the great saphenous vein and its branches. This large vein extends all the way from the foot to the groin, and its main function is to propel blood back up to the heart from veins in the lower extremities. As VenaSeal is a relatively new procedure, and short-term results look very effective, long-term data has yet to be validated. In some cases, patients will require additional treatment with sclerotherapy.
Within a few months the body will reabsorb the treated vein, causing it to disappear altogether. Most patients see considerable reduction in the appearance of their varicose veins within four-six weeks, with only one session. The whole process takes approximately 45 minutes, depending on how many veins are being treated in one session. You’ll be able to resume normal activities immediately; however, avoid strenuous exercise such as weight lifting, running or jumping for one week. The next day you’ll be able to remove the bandage and shower.
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What is the process?
- Arrive at our clinic on time. No preparation is required such as fasting or stopping medications.
- After your scan you will lie comfortably on the treatment bed and the doctor will then prepare your leg for treatment before using a tiny amount of local anaesthetic to numb the area.
- A small catheter will be inserted into the varicose vein with the tiny amounts of glue being deposited. A bandaid is then applied to the insertion site. There is usually no need for any compression stockings and you can return to work as normal.
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What happens to the treated vein?
What side effects or complications can occur with the Venaseal treatment?
Extremely rare: skin sensation can be affected by a period of time. There is also a small risk of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus.
If there are any concerns after the procedure one of our doctors must be contacted.