Heart Vein & Vascular is pleased to be among the first in Central Florida to offer the new FDA approved ‘Venaseal procedure’, as an alternative to the surgical procedures for varicose veins and venous insufficiency. Venaseal is an injectable adhesive which treats the underlying source of varicose veins. If you have visible varicose veins or unsightly spider veins in your thigh or leg, the Venaseal procedure may be a good alternative to other varicose vein treatment options available at HVV.
In addition to being unsightly, varicose and spider veins can cause physical discomfort. Patients can report itching, heaviness, stinging, burning, throbbing, swelling, skin changes including leg ulcers, night cramps and restless legs. These symptoms and complications come from pooled or trapped blood in your leg veins.
Venaseal Treatment for Varicose Veins
At your initial consultation, we will evaluate your legs to determine if you are a candidate for the Venaseal procedure or if another procedure would be better for your unique needs. Our staff will then schedule a treatment appointment and provide you with instructions about what you should do or avoid prior to your treatment based on your health.
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What to Expect
Before the VenaSeal™ Closure Procedure:
You will have an ultrasound imaging exam of the leg that is to be treated. This exam is important for assessing the diseased superficial vein and planning the procedure.
During the Procedure:
Your doctor can discuss the procedure with you. A brief summary of what to expect is below:
- You may feel some minor pain or stinging with a needle stick to numb the site where the doctor will access your vein.
- Once the area is numb, your doctor will insert the catheter (i.e., a small hollow tube) into your leg. You may feel some pressure from the placement of the catheter.
- The catheter will be placed in specific areas along the diseased vein to deliver small amounts of the medical adhesive. You may feel some mild sensation of pulling or tugging. Ultrasound will be used during the procedure to guide and position the catheter.
- After treatment, the catheter is removed and a bandage placed over the puncture site.
After the Procedure:
You will be taken to the recovery area to rest. Your doctor will discuss with you what observations will be performed following treatment.
The VenaSeal procedure is minimally invasive and catheter-based. As such, it may involve the following risks. Your doctor can help you understand these risks.
- Allergic reaction to the VenaSeal adhesive
- Arteriovenous fistula (i.e., an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein)
- Bleeding from the access site
- Deep vein thrombosis (i.e., blood clot in the deep vein system)
- Edema (i.e., swelling) in the treated leg
- Hematoma (i.e., the collection of blood outside of a vessel)
- Hyperpigmentation (i.e., darkening of the skin)
- Infection at the access site
- Neurological deficits including stroke and death
- Non-specific mild inflammation of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue
- Paresthesia (i.e., a feeling of tingling, pricking, numbness or burning)
- Phlebitis (i.e., inflammation of a vein)
- Pulmonary embolism (i.e., blockage of an artery in the lungs)
- Urticaria (i.e., hives) or ulceration may occur at the site of injection
- Vascular rupture and perforation
- Visible scarring