Center for Varicose Veins
Board Certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist & Diagnostic Radiologist located in Wilton, CT & Fairfield, CT
VenaSeal™ is a revolutionary way of treating varicose veins that causes minimal pain or downtime. If you have varicose veins, Board-Certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist Vinay Madan, MD, and his team at Center for Varicose Veins in Wilton, and Fairfield, Connecticut, specialize in using VenaSeal to get rid of troublesome veins. Find out more about restoring healthy circulation in your legs by calling Center for Varicose Veins today, or use the online form to schedule an appointment.
VenaSeal™ Q & A
What is VenaSeal™?
The VenaSeal Closure System is a method of treating problem veins using a medical adhesive that closes off the diseased blood vessels. More than 100,000 patients worldwide have experienced the benefits of VenaSeal treatment.
VenaSeal is one of a range of options available at Center for Varicose Veins. Other options include sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, and endovenous laser ablation.
The Center for Varicose Veins team delivers VenaSeal as an outpatient procedure.
Why would I need VenaSeal?
VenaSeal might be a good option if you have unsightly varicose veins, which result from a fault in the one-way valve system in the blood vessels of your legs.
If the valves don't seal properly, blood can flow back the wrong way, where it pools and makes your veins swell. If there's a large quantity of pooled blood, the swollen veins begin to stand out from your skin, causing symptoms such as:
- Leg pain
- Night cramps
- Restless legs
- Swollen legs
- Discoloration of the skin around the veins
Vein disease is a common and treatable problem that can affect people of all ages and races. It's a chronic condition that's typically progressive, so early detection and treatment of vein disease are important.
An ultrasound scan is the only definitive way to diagnose vein disease. If your scan confirms your diagnosis, Dr. Madan can treat you with VenaSeal, addressing your symptoms by eliminating the problem veins.
How does VenaSeal work?
VenaSeal works by blocking the problem vein so that blood can no longer get through. When there's no way for the blood to flow down the treated vein, your body directs blood flow via a different, healthier vein.
Eventually, the treated vein shrivels away completely. Losing these veins doesn't affect the efficiency of the circulation in your legs, as you have many other veins that can do the work.
What happens when I have VenaSeal treatment?
The first stage of your VenaSeal treatment involves inserting a small tube called a catheter into your vein. Next, Dr. Madan delivers the VenaSeal adhesive through the catheter and applies pressure to your leg to seal the diseased vein.
Each vein takes just a few minutes to treat using VenaSeal. The procedure causes minimal discomfort and recovery times are often shorter than with other vein treatments.
Find out more about the advantages of VenaSeal by calling Center for Varicose Veins today, or book an appointment online.