WHAT CAN VENASEAL DO FOR YOU?
What does VenaSeal do?
The most recent innovation in the treatment of varicose veins is the use of medical glue known as VenaSeal (cyanoacrylate) to physically shut down and seal the main defective vein.
VenaSeal Adhesive (Glue), previously known as “Sapheon Glue”, is a safe, medical grade glue that is used to shut the main Saphenous Vein in the thigh. Once the vein has been glued shut, it will undergo a process of hardening and will be gradually absorbed by the body. The procedure is very safe and minimally invasive.
The VenaSeal Procedure involves the placement of a very small amount of VenaSeal Medical Glue into the vein through a small catheter. Once the affected vein is closed, blood is immediately re-routed through other healthy veins in the leg. Unlike other treatments, VenaSeal does not require a Regional Nerve Block or large volumes of Anesthesia. Furthermore, there are no pre-procedures drugs involved and patients can return to their normal activities right after the treatment. Unlike heat-based procedures such as Endovenous Laser or Radiofrequency Ablation, with VenaSeal there is no risk of skin burns or nerve damage. VenaSeal does not require any immediate post-treatment pain medication or uncomfortable compression stockings.
There is also no needle sticks, since there is no tumescent injection!
What Is Venous Insufficiency?
Venous insufficiency, also known as venous reflux, is a condition that develops when the veins in your legs become unhealthy or damaged. This causes blood to reflux or pool in your veins which leads to a number of uncomfortable symptoms such as leg pain, burning, itching, restless leg, heaviness and fatigue. When left untreated, venous reflux can lead to more significant clinical issues such as pain, chronic swelling, skin discoloration, thickening of the skin and ulceration. More than 30 million people in the U.S. are affected by this disease with only 1.9 million seeing treatment annually. This leaves the vast majority undiagnosed and untreated. Without treatment, those with the disease may experience progressive symptoms such as swollen legs, skin damage and/or ulcers that can be debilitating and significantly impact their quality of life.
When diagnosing venous insufficiency here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas a duplex ultrasound is performed on the lower extremities to look at the diameter of the vein. Veins of certain diameters that have faulty valves are considered abnormal and treatment is needed. Also looked at under ultrasound is reflux or backflow of blood in the veins. Individuals with known dilation, reflux and bothersome symptoms can benefit from treatment to their diseased veins by having them shut down.
During the Procedure:
Dr. Sassan Kaveh will discuss the procedure with you. A brief summary of what to expect is below:
- You may feel some minor pain or stinging with a needle stick to numb the site where he will access your vein.
- Once the area is numb, he will insert the catheter into your leg. You may feel some pressure from the placement of the catheter.
- The catheter will be placed in specific areas along the diseased vein to deliver small amounts of the medical adhesive. You may feel some mild sensation of pulling or tugging. Ultrasound will be used during the procedure to guide and position the catheter.
- After treatment, the catheter is removed and a bandage placed over the puncture site.
The VenaSeal is the most comfortable and the safest technique available to treat (CVI) in the world today. If you are experiencing leg pain or even have noticeable vein problems such as varicose or spider veins it is time you give us a call here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas at (702) 430 7661. We have a solution to all your leg and vein problems. DO NOT WAIT! Make your appointment today!
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh
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