New treatment helps select patients find relief from venous reflux disease - VenaSeal™
MAVI is pleased to now offer the VenaSeal™ FDA-approved procedure as an alternative to surgical procedures for varicose veins in select patients.
VenaSeal is an injectable adhesive which treats the underlying source of varicose veins – reversal of venous blood flow or reflux in the great and small saphenous vein. The unique features of VenaSeal include no requirement for compression hose after treatment for many patients, no tumescent local anesthesia and immediate return to normal activities.
The VenaSeal closure system procedure differs from thermal energy procedure. VenaSeal uses an adhesive to close the superficial vein. Thermal energy procedures use heat to close the vein. The intense heat requires a large volume of numbing medicine, which is injected through many needle sticks. The injections may cause pain and bruising after the procedure.
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.
Before the 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
The site where the doctor will access your vein will be numbed. Next, a catheter (small hollow tube) will be inserted into the leg to deliver small amounts of the adhesive. Ultrasound is used during the procedure to guide and position the catheter.
After the Procedure
After treatment, the catheter is removed and a bandage placed over the puncture site. You will be taken to a recovery area for rest and observation. You may be required to wear compression stockings for a period of time following your treatment.
Patients may return to normal activity the day after their procedure.
Call 816-842-5555 or click here to take our free virtual screening online to see if you could benefit from further evaluation.