The VenaSeal™ procedure is the only non-tumescent, non-thermal, non-sclerosant procedure FDA-approved for use in the United States that uses a specially formulated medical adhesive that closes the vein. The procedure is administered without the use of tumescent anesthesia, minimizing the need for multiple needle sticks. Patients also report minimal-to-no bruising post procedure.
About the Procedure
The procedure is administered without the use of tumescent anesthesia, minimizing the need for multiple needle sticks; however, patients may feel some minor discomfort when a single needle is inserted to numb the site where Dr. William H. Johnson, MD will access the vein. Once the area is numb, the catheter (i.e., a small hollow tube) is inserted into the leg. You may feel some pressure from the placement of the catheter. Using ultrasound, Dr. Johnson will guide a catheter through a small access site in the leg and into the diseased area of the vein. Once in place, he will administer the VenaSeal™ adhesive at various points in a segmental fashion, and with manual compression, the vein will be closed. Blood is re-routed through other healthy veins in the leg. After treatment, the catheter is removed and a bandage placed over the puncture site. This unique approach eliminates the risk of burning or nerve injury that is sometimes associated with thermal-based procedures.
Benefits of VenaSeal™
- Medical adhesive seals the vein closed
- Only one needle stick of numbing medicine
- No compression stockings needed after the procedure
- Less bruising than other varicose vein treatments
The Vein Center at Johns Creek
Dr. William H. Johnson, MD and his staff at the Vein Center at Johns Creek are dedicated to providing the highest quality vein treatment in a comfortable, relaxed and professional setting. The Vein Center at Johns Creek offers different options to fit your needs including Ambulatory Phlebectomy, and Sclerotherapy.
If you have any questions or concerns about the VenaSeal™ Closure System, feel free to make an appointment or contact the staff. For easy accessibility, Dr. William H. Johnson is located in Suwanee, GA but also serves patients from the surrounding areas such as Alpharetta, Buford, Cumming, Duluth, Norcross, Roswell and Sugar Hill.
All information within this article is not meant to take the place of professional medical advice. Be sure to make an appointment with Dr. Johnson if you have any concerns.