If you are suffering from varicose veins, the VenaSeal™ Closure System, one of the newest treatments for varicose veins, may be right for you. This minimally invasive treatment is performed in the Vein Therapy of Atlanta office. With Dr. Stephen M. Barnett's extensive experience and expertise, he can determine whether this or another varicose vein treatment is indicated. For more information on the VenaSeal™ closure system, just call us.
Nearly 25% of Americans suffer from varicose veins. While some people have only cosmetic problems, others experience pain, swelling, throbbing, and itching, among other symptoms. VenaSeal™ is one of the newest nonsurgical treatments for varicose veins.
Dr. Barnett uses a minimal amount of local anesthetic to numb the skin. He then passes a small catheter into the vein to be treated. Next, a medical grade adhesive is introduced into the vein, which is designed to permanently seal that vein. Once the procedure is completed, the blood from the treated vein immediately reroutes to nearby healthy ones.
Most people experience few side effects and can return to work or normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, you should skip the gym or any heavy lifting until you get the 'green light' from Dr. Barnett.
Normally, compression stockings are not needed after this procedure.
In clinical trials, 96.8% of veins remain closed 12 months after a VenaSeal™ vein treatment. Side effects are uncommon. Sometimes, some minor post-procedure inflammation of the vein is reported.
If you would like more information about the VenaSeal™ Closure system vein treatment, call Vein Therapy of Atlanta to schedule an appointment.