January 17, 2022

Advantages of VenaSeal Procedure for Varicose Veins

What is VenaSeal Procedure for Varicose Veins

Glue closure with VenaSeal is one of the most advanced bio-adhesive based  procedures for the treatment of varicose veins . This procedure got FDA approval in 2015 for the treatment of symptomatic varicose veins or varicose reflux disease. Unlike thermal ablation, there is no risk of tissue damage due to heat or discomfort caused by tumescent anaesthesia. Therefore, this modality is also referred to as non-thermal & non tumescent varicose vein treatment. And yes, this too is done through a pinhole!!

How does VenaSeal do vein closure?

The VenaSeal is n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) based adhesive formulation which is very similar to bio-adhesives that are used to close surgical incisions, laceration or open wounds without using sutures. It is a clear free-flowing sterile liquid. When its molecules come in contact with venous blood, they begin binding with each other. Within a few minutes, a solid material closesthe target diseased vein. Gradually, a fibrous tissue is formed as our body’s natural response to the new substance which results in long lasting venous occlusion. After the diseased bulging vein is occluded, the blood flow is diverted and re-routed to healthy veins.

Who can be the right candidate for this treatment?

Most of the varicose vein patients can go for this treatment, however, our experts decide the treatment after the opd visit and doppler examination. Favourable Outcomes of VenaSeal Procedure for Varicose Veins

Improved Patient Comfort

Because of no heat, no tumescence, and minimal incisions or needle pricks, patients find this procedure more comfortable thanthermal ablations.

Ability to restart normal life immediately

Since the accomplishment of vein closure is done in a minimal invasive manner, VenaSeal procedure enables patients to resume their work or mild to moderate exercises immediately. In contrast to this, the recovery of this level requires some days when procedures  are performed. The medical-grade adhesive is infused in small increments along the vein length. This is followed by compression of the vein for a brief period. Therefore, patient suffers from very less post-procedural discomfort in comparison to other treatments

No need of compression stockings

In the VenaSeal procedure for varicose veins, the bio-adhesive seals the diseased vein within a few minutes of application. Therefore, patients usually do not need to wear compression stockings post-operatively. This also adds to the patient’s comfort and improved patient experience.

Summing Up

VenaSeal can help you get rid of varicose veins with minimal discomfort.. However, one must follow the following post-procedural instructions properly to prevent the risk of recurrence:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid sedentary or standing postures for longer periods
  • Following active routine

If painful and unpleasant varicose veins are bothering you and you want a relatively comfortable procedure like VenaSeal to get rid of it, then choose your vascular specialist wisely. This is because such sophisticated procedures require great skill. Dr. Akhil Monga is the best vascular specialist in tricity and has rich expertise in VenaSeal procedure for varicose veins, as well as a number of other vein closure procedures. There, you can get the best help to choose a treatment that’s perfect for your veins.

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