Venous Insufficiency

Venous Insufficiency Symptoms

Be sure to discuss prior venous insufficiency with your provider

  • Cold legs
  • Leg numbness and Weakness
  • Non-healing wounds (lower extremity)
  • Skin color changing
  • Pain while walking or daily activities
  • Swelling in your legs or ankles.
  • Tight feeling in your calves or itchy, painful legs.
  • Pain when walking that stops when you rest.
  • Brown-colored skin, often near the ankles.
  • Varicose veins.

Treatment Options

  •  Compression Stockings
  •  Stab phlebectomy 
  •  VenaSeal™

What Is VenaSeal™ – VenaSeal™ is a type of therapy used to treat varicose veins. It involves using a medical adhesive to close the affected veins. The procedure can be done on an outpatient basis and typically requires only one needle stick for vein access. The success rate of VenaSeal therapy is high, with a 94.6% closure rate at five years.

What Can I Expect During My VenaSeal™ Procedure?

  1. Preparation: Your Vascular Surgeon will begin by cleaning and sterilizing the treatment area. They may administer a local anesthetic to numb the area.

  2. Vein access: A small catheter will be inserted into the diseased vein through a single needle stick. Your surgeon will use ultrasound imaging to guide the catheter to the treatment area.

  3. Medical adhesive injection: Once the catheter is in place, the VenaSeal medical adhesive is delivered through the catheter, sealing the diseased vein shut. This process is repeated along the length of the vein as necessary.

  4. End of procedure: Once the adhesive has been delivered, the catheter is removed, and pressure is applied to the vein access site to prevent bleeding. No stitches are needed.

  5. Post-procedure: You will be able to leave the office shortly after the procedure is complete. Your doctor will recommend wearing compression stockings for a short period of time to help improve circulation and reduce swelling. You should be able to return to your normal activities soon after the procedure, with minimal downtime or recovery period.
Overall, the VenaSeal procedure is a minimally invasive and safe option for treating varicose veins and leg swelling, with a high success rate and minimal discomfort.

What Are The Benefits of VenaSeal™?

  • Simple outpatient procedure
  • Lasting results, with a 94.6% closure rate at five years
  • Faster recovery time than thermal ablation
  • Less pain and bruising than thermal ablation
  • No tumescent anesthesia


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