Once the valves in the leg stop working properly, they cannot be repaired. Treatment options available include closing or removing the damaged vein and then redirecting blood flow to healthy veins. Traditionally, surgical stripping or heat-based treatment options are used. However, the VenaSeal™ closure system treats the diseased saphenous veins, without traditional heating or stripping the vein out of the leg.
The VenaSeal™ adhesive used during the procedure is a proprietary cyanoacrylate-based formula specifically designed for the treatment of lower extremity superficial truncal veins, such as the great saphenous vein (GSV).
The VenaSeal™ closure system is the first and only treatment approved for use in the U.S. that uses an advanced medical adhesive to safely and effectively close the diseased vein segment. Tumescent anesthesia is not required. Unlike other varicose vein treatments, there is rapid return to normal activities.
The VenaSeal™ closure system delivers a small amount of specially formulated medical adhesive to the diseased vein. The adhesive closes the vein and blood is rerouted through nearby healthy veins.
Unlike other heat-based treatments, the VenaSeal™ closure system does not require multiple injections of a dilute local anesthetic (tumescent anesthesia), enabling patients to rapidly return to normal activities following the procedure. The VenaSeal™ closure system also eliminates the risk of burning or nerve injury associated with thermal based procedures and may not require the use of compression stockings post procedure.
Patients have also reported minimal bruising following the VenaSeal™ closure system procedure.
The VenaSeal™ closure system is designed to minimize patient discomfort and reduce recovery time.