We’re proud to be the only clinic in Central Minnesota to offer VenaSeal™ closure system, a revolutionary treatment for varicose veins! This FDA approved system has minimal recovery time and patients report very little, if any, discomfort.
Here’s what you can expect if you are considering the procedure:
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 will 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:
Many patients return to normal activity immediately following the procedure. Your doctor will help you determine when you can return to normal activity.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will my symptoms improve?
Symptoms are caused by the diseased superficial vein. Thus, symptoms may improve as soon as the diseased vein is closed.
When can I return to normal activity?
The VenaSeal™ closure system procedure is designed to reduce recovery time. Many patients return to normal activity immediately after the procedure.
Is the VenaSeal™ Closure System procedure painful?
Most patients feel little, if any, pain or discomfort during the outpatient procedure.
Is there bruising after the VenaSeal™ Closure System procedure?
Most patients report little-to-no bruising after the VenaSeal™ closure system procedure.
What happens to the VenaSeal™ Closure System procedure adhesive?
Only a very small amount of VenaSeal™ closure system procedure adhesive is used to close the vein. Your body will naturally absorb the adhesive over time.
How does the VenaSeal™ Closure System procedure differ from thermal energy procedures?
The VenaSeal™ closure system procedure uses an adhesive to close the superficial vein. Thermal energy procedures use heat to close the vein.