Five Benefits of VenaSeal for Varicose Veins

Five Benefits of VenaSeal for Varicose Veins

Many successful treatments exist for eliminating varicose veins. So many, in fact, that it can get confusing when you’re trying to understand which is best for what type of varicose vein and why. Those nearest the surface, for instance, may respond better to one treatment while deeper veins may require a different approach.

Board-certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Nirav Patel, offers a wide range of minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins and other circulatory issues at our practice, Premier Vascular, in Yonkers and Jackson Heights, New York.

Dr. Patel is committed to providing the most effective and advanced care available for varicose veins and is always careful to design a treatment strategy that’s tailored to meet your needs.

The increasingly popular VenaSeal™ vein closure system meets Dr. Patel’s professional requirements for patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction. Here are five benefits of VenaSeal.

1. Highly effective at eliminating varicose veins

To start your VenaSeal procedure, Dr. Patel inserts a small flexible tube called a catheter into the problematic vein.

Using ultrasound imaging for guidance, he threads the catheter through the vein. Then he releases a medical adhesive as he withdraws the catheter and applies pressure along the path of the vein. This seals the vein walls together and closes the damaged vein. Your body then reroutes blood flow to a nearby healthy vein.

Without a blood supply, the treated vein dies and fades away as your body reabsorbs the tissue debris.

2. Convenient in-office procedure

There’s no need to travel to an unfamiliar location for your VenaSeal procedure. Premier Vascular is a fully equipped treatment facility that includes the imaging tools and other advanced technology required for minimally invasive endovenous (within the vein) therapies such as VenaSeal.

3. Minimal, if any, discomfort with VenaSeal

Designed for patient comfort, VenaSeal requires just one needle puncture to access the targeted vein. 

Local anesthetic prevents discomfort at the puncture site, but you may experience a temporary pressure sensation as Dr. Patel inserts the catheter. Because VenaSeal uses medical adhesive rather than chemicals or heat to close the damaged vein, there is no discomfort during the procedure itself.

4. Quick recovery time with minimal side effects

VenaSeal is as effective as heat-based or chemically induced (sclerotherapy) vein closure treatments. However, the risk of bruising and swelling afterward, which can occur with other therapies, is minimal. Most patients return to normal activities the next day.

5. No need for compression stockings

Most vein closure treatments require use of compression stockings or bandages for several days afterward to help speed healing and prevent swelling. That’s not necessary with VenaSeal.

Dr. Patel carefully evaluates your leg veins before recommending treatment. For the most effective results, your treatment plan may include VenaSeal or a combination of therapies.

Schedule your evaluation at Premier Vascular today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.

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