TCVVI is the ONLY certified VenaSeal physician in the Tri-Cites area!

Dr. Ambrad-Chalela, Vascular Surgeon of Tri-Cities Vein & Vascular Institute, is the first certified physician in the South Eastern Washington TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH VENOUS REFLUX DISEASE USING VENASEAL™CLOSURE SYSTEM

The VenaSeal™ closure system treats venous reflux disease using an advanced medical adhesive.

The VenaSeal™ closure system is a new, minimally invasive procedure that uses an advanced medical adhesive to close the diseased vein in patients with symptomatic venous reflux disease.

VenaSeal Facts:

More than 190 million people have CVI or varicose veins globally. More than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, or the more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), yet the majority remains undiagnosed and untreated.

Venous reflux disease, also known as chronic venous insufficiency, develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased.

If venous reflux disease is left untreated, symptoms may worsen over time. As a result, vein valves will not close properly, leading to symptoms such as:

  • Varicose veins
  • Leg pain, aching, or cramping
  • Leg or ankle swelling
  • Leg heaviness and fatigue
  • Skin changes or rashes
  • Ulcers, open wounds, or sores

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.