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Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC

Vascular Surgery, Wound Care, and Podiatry located throughout Maryland and Newark, DE

Irritating and unsightly varicose veins don't just spoil the appearance of your legs — they can also be a sign of underlying vascular disease. If you have varicose veins, the team at Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC, offers a fast solution with the VenaSeal™ Closure System. The practice has locations in Bel Air, Baltimore, Towson, Westminster, Elkton, Frederick, Ellicott City, Hampstead, Abingdon, Lutherville, Severna Park, MD, Wilmington, and Newark, DE. To take advantage of advanced varicose vein treatments like VenaSeal™, call your nearest office or use the online booking form today.

VenaSeal Q & A

What is VenaSeal™?

The VenaSeal™ Closure System from Medtronic is a treatment option for varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency.

VenaSeal™ is a simple outpatient procedure your provider performs in-office that doesn't require an anesthetic injection. It uses a type of medical-grade adhesive to seal off problem veins permanently.

The Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC, team uses VenaSeal™ for suitable patients as it offers several significant benefits. For example, patients typically experience less pain and bruising than they would with thermal ablation treatments, and recovery time is often quicker.

Why would I need VenaSeal™ treatment?

VenaSeal™ treatment might be a good option for you if you have varicose veins, which are a common problem. These unsightly, twisting veins are visible under your skin and, as they worsen, they may start to protrude. Varicose veins can cause symptoms such as:

  • Itching
  • Fatigue
  • Burning
  • Leg pain
  • Tingling
  • Heaviness
  • Soreness
  • Throbbing
  • Cramping
  • Night cramps
  • Restless legs
  • Swollen legs
  • Discoloration of the skin around the veins

Varicose veins develop when you have chronic venous insufficiency or venous reflux, a condition affecting the circulation in your legs. 

As blood pumps up the leg to your heart, it passes through a series of tiny gateways (valves) that open to allow blood through, then close to stop gravity pulling it back down to your feet.

If the valves are faulty or not strong enough to close properly, blood can seep through and collect, forming varicose veins. VenaSeal™ is one of a range of advanced, minimally invasive treatments that the Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC, team uses to treat varicose veins.

What does VenaSeal™ treatment involve?

To perform the VenaSeal™ Closure System procedure, your provider first makes a tiny incision in your vein. They insert a small catheter (flexible tube) into the vein and use it to place the VenaSeal™ adhesive.

Your provider applies pressure to the treated vein to help it seal, then withdraws the catheter and puts a dressing on the access site. Some patients might benefit from wearing a compression stocking to support the veins, but this is normally unnecessary.

The sealed vein gradually breaks down, and your body absorbs the remains. Blood that would have gone along the varicose veins automatically reroutes to healthy blood vessels nearby.

If you have varicose veins and want a fast and virtually pain-free method of eliminating them, talk to Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC, about the VenaSeal™ Closure System. Call or book an appointment online today.