VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENTS
VenaSeal – Vein removal with no pain and no downtime. New York’s first center for this technique.
One of the newest options for patients seeking varicose vein treatment is VenaSeal™, which utilizes a safe and powerful medical adhesive to seal targeted veins, forcing blood to flow only through healthy vessels. By sealing vessels without heat, VenaSeal gives patients incredible results while lessening the risks of complications. For many patients, this groundbreaking new technology from Medtronic may be the perfect minimally invasive option.
The first step for patients receiving VenaSeal™ for their varicose veins is a thorough evaluation of the leg vessels. The entry site is chosen, and the area treated with local anesthetic to ensure minimal discomfort. A tiny puncture is made in the skin, through which the VenaSeal™ device may be inserted. The FDA-approved adhesive is then delivered along the entire length of the targeted vein, to guarantee complete closure.
After only 30 minutes, the average VenaSeal™ procedure is completed, and patients can resume their normal daily activities with only minimal recovery time. Rates of complications are much lower, as no heating element is involved, and only one needle stick is required. It is not necessary for patients to wear compression stockings after treatment with VenaSeal™, but can live their lives with improved confidence and reduced symptoms.
VenaSeal™– A new approach to vein treatment in Manhattan
Vein Institute & Pain Centers of America offers a revolutionary treatment for varicose veins. VenaSeal is totally different than other nonsurgical and surgical methods for resolution of enlarged veins. It uses a specialized “glue” that seals the “leaky veins” and patients are able to go back to work the next day. Also, it is the only vein procedure that does not need to have compression stockings worn after being performed. Women and men in the Manhattan area are embracing VenaSeal technology for legs that look good and feel great. To schedule your appointment you can reach us at 646-402-5996.
The VenaSeal difference
In the past, varicose veins were eliminated with a surgical technique called stripping. Today, we have effective treatments that are much less invasive. Some use laser or radiofrequency energy to heat vein walls causing them to constrict and close. The VenaSeal closure system uses medical adhesive to seal a varicose vein. Blood is harmlessly re-routed to healthy veins, as the enlarged, twisted one gradually disappears. The secret to VenaSeal’s success rate is precision. Ultrasound images give the doctor a clear view of the vein, guiding him to the optimal injection site. Then, using a fine catheter, he delivers a carefully-controlled amount of adhesive. It closes the vein immediately. There is little discomfort, and only a small bandage at the access site. You may return to normal activities quickly.
Benefits of VenaSeal
- Brief procedure– about 30 minutes
- Only one needle stick.
- Does not heat the vein.
- Tumescent anesthesia is not needed.
- No downtime.
- No need to wear a compression stocking.
No need to wear a compression stocking.
The Ivy League trained doctors at VIP Centers are among the very first doctors in the nation to offer this innovative treatment in the USA. As an early adopters, our doctors have gained a great deal of experience in the technique and as a result have helped many patients enjoy the comfort and appeal of varicose vein-free legs.
Varicose veins can be a health concern and a cosmetic issue and our team at Vein Institute & Pain Centers of America encourage you to seek specialized care early. Call to learn more about VenaSeal and other minimally-invasive treatment options.
What is Venaseal and how can it help me?
VenaSeal is a minimally invasive procedure in which a catheter is placed into the vein and VenaSeal medical glue is injected to seal off the vein. This procedure allows for blood to find a different path instead of through the faulty vein.
Who are the best candidates for this procedure?
The best candidates for this procedure are patients who have symptoms like pain, cramping, swelling, burning, itchy sensation, or heaviness in their legs. Patients who present with visible spider or varicose veins may have underlying vein disease which would qualify for VenaSeal.
Describe the VenaSeal procedure and how is it performed?
During VenaSeal anesthesia is applied to numb the area of the procedure site. A small incision is made on the leg and a small catheter is then inserted into the varicose vein that has venous insufficiency. Using a medical adhesive solution, the vein is sealed off. This procedure is minimally invasive and has a quick recovery time.
Does the VenaSeal procedure hurt? Can I go back to work soon?
There is minimal discomfort with this procedure. An anesthetic is used on the leg of the patient in order to numb the inside of the leg so the patient has no pain. Patients are able to walk and return to their normal activities within the same day.
What are the expected results for VenaSeal?
Patients typically have significant improvement with their treatment. Since this is such a unique procedure, if a patient has multiple veins that need to be treated there’s the ability to treat more than one vein in the same leg safely and with minimal patient discomfort.
Does insurance cover the treatment?
Call our office at 646-402-5996 and we will verify your insurance coverage for you. Because VenaSeal is still a very new technology and procedure, it is likely that your insurance may not cover it. The good news is, if you call our office, we can discuss an affordable way for you to get treatment.
What is the recovery like for VenaSeal?
VenaSeal reduces discomfort and recovery time since it is the latest in vein removal technology. This special vein adhesive seals the vein and only with one needle stick to perform. Also, something else that is very unique is that is not necessary to use compression stocking after the procedure. It is unlike traditional procedures such as laser or radiofrequency that uses thermal energy, which need to have compression stockings used afterwards. Compared to heat procedures, the VenaSeal experience is less painful and results in less trauma or bruising. Patients may go back to their daily activities following the procedure.
Are there any side effects to VenaSeal?
Some potential risks include an allergic reaction to the adhesive, and phlebitis among others. However due to the minimal invasive technique and reduced recovery time, VenaSeal is a favorable treatment for venous insufficiency.
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We are experts in minimally invasive procedures with zero downtime, allowing you to resume regular activities the same day. Leave us your information, and we will reach out to help you verify your insurance coverage, and schedule an appointment with one of our vein specialists. We are a non-participating provider with BCBS, empire, Aetna, GHI, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oxford, BCBS Horizon, Magnacare and we will work directly with your insurance company to help you get treated with no surprise bills.