Frequently Asked Questions: VenaSeal

As winter months are the best time to get veins treated, we are decoding the questions and facts about our latest technology used to treat varicose veins: VenaSeal. This minimally invasive closure treatment treats venous reflux disease using only an advanced medical adhesive. Unlike heat-based treatments, VenaSeal does not require an anesthetic and eliminates added risk of burning or nerve injury associated with thermal based procedures.

Here are some of the questions most frequently asked about VenaSeal:

What is VenaSeal?

VenaSeal™ is the newest minimally invasive closure system in the industry that treats venous reflux disease using an advanced medical adhesive.  Specifically, VenaSeal™ is used to directly close the diseased vein segment while minimizing patient discomfort, reducing recovery time and reducing risk of additional post-operative side effects.

What can I expect during the procedure?

Unlike other heat-based treatments, the VenaSeal™ closure system does not require tumescent anesthesia (multiple injections of a dilute local anesthetic), and eliminates the risk of burning or nerve injury associated with thermal based procedures. The VenaSeal adhesive is places into the vein through a catheter and quickly closes the vein, rerouting blood through nearby healthy veins.

Will the loss of the vein a problem?

No, after the VenaSeal treatment, all blood is redirected to the many additional, healthy and normal veins accessible in the lower leg.

What is recovery time like after my procedure?

Most patients experience no down time following the VenaSeal procedure and can return to normal activity immediately. Some cases report only minor post-operative discomfort. As in every case, there are always risks of vein irritation and inflammation, but are rare with VenaSeal.

 

To find out more information about VenaSeal, call Reno Vein Clinic today to find out if it might be the right solution for you before summer and shorts weather arrive! (775) 329-3100.

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