All About VenaSeal™

About 35% of adults in the United States struggle with varicose veins according to estimates by the Society for Vascular Surgery. Many people find these discolored, bulging veins troubling due to their cosmetic appearance. Others also experience leg swelling, painful skin sores (ulcers), and other physical symptoms linked to varicose veins.

Dr. Nirav Patel of Premier Vascular, in Yonkers and Jackson Heights, New York, is a vascular surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive treatments that are designed to eliminate both the cosmetic and physical effects of varicose veins.

The Premier Vascular team, known for their outstanding medical expertise and dedication to providing the most effective therapies available for vascular health issues, is happy to share information regarding the VenaSeal™ solution for varicose veins.

What is VenaSeal?

There are numerous treatments available for varicose veins, including surgical removal of the problematic vein via vein stripping or a less invasive phlebectomy.

Other therapies focus on closing off blood flow through the damaged vein rather than removing it. These techniques cause your body to reroute the blood supply to another nearby vein. The sealed vein essentially dies, and its useless tissue is reabsorbed by your body.

These minimally invasive procedures tackle both the cosmetic and physical effects of varicose veins without the need for surgery.

There are various closure techniques used for sealing varicose veins. VenaSeal is one such method that offers several advantages compared to other treatments.

What are the benefits of VenaSeal?

VenaSeal uses a specially formulated medical adhesive rather than a chemical substance (sclerosing agent) or laser energy to close the targeted vein. 

This offers several advantages, including:

You may also appreciate that VenaSeal requires only one injection for anesthesia versus the multiple sticks required to prevent pain with laser vein closure.

What happens during a VenaSeal treatment?

We perform the VenaSeal procedure in the comfort and convenience of our Premier Vascular facility. Dr. Patel discusses the details of the treatment before scheduling your VenaSeal session.

In general, however, after instilling anesthetic to prevent pain at the site, Dr. Patel inserts a tiny tube (catheter) into the targeted vein via a small needle puncture. He then uses the catheter to deliver medical adhesive into the vein and applies external pressure to the area to help seal the vein as he withdraws the catheter. 

When the procedure is finished, the puncture site is covered with a small bandage, and you’re released to go home following a short recovery period.

Don’t to suffer through another shorts season with varicose veins. Schedule an evaluation at Premier Vascular today.

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