The VenaSeal™ is the first FDA approved "superglue" treatment to permanently treat abnormal leg veins by sealing them with superglue. It is a new minimally invasive way of treating venous insufficiency (reflux), which causes bulging varicose veins. Venous insufficiency also causes leg symptoms such as leg pain, aching, tiredness, heaviness, swelling, restless leg, night cramps, burning, itching, eczema, redness, skin discoloration and skin ulcers.
The VenaSeal™ treatment is performed in the office and requires only one small needle prick. Unlike the current treatment methods of thermal ablation, such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), with VenaSeal™ there is no need for the additional injections of local anesthetic around the vein and there is no need to wear compression stockings after the procedure. Patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately, with no pain or bruising.
VenaSeal™ is a premier service at VEINatlanta and is not currently covered by medical insurance. It is available to those patients who are paying for this treatment. Standard thermal ablation procedures (such as RFA and EVLA) which are also minimally invasive office based procedures, are covered by insurance and are also available at the VEINatlanta offices.
To get more information or to take your first step toward evaluation and treatment please call 404-446-2800 to set up a new patient evaluation. An evaluation includes a venous duplex ultrasound scan which identifies how many veins need treatment. Evaluation may be covered by your insurance. Free screenings are also available. At your initial evaluation, treatment options will be discussed with you.
View the Medtronic VenaSeal™ below to learn more about the procedure.