Venous reflux disease affects more than 30 million Americans. It occurs when valves in the veins of the lower leg no longer function properly. This allows blood to flow backward, or reflux, resulting in enlarged, or varicose veins as well as other symptoms.
Dr. Juleff explains, “Varicose veins may be a sign of a more serious condition known as chronic venous insufficiency, which in severe cases, can result in lifestyle-limiting lower leg pain, swelling, skin damage, and ulcerations.” “The VenaSeal™ closure system is a new and innovative treatment option that improves blood flow by closing the diseased vein. The system has demonstrated effective clinical results and patients can often quickly return to normal activities.”
The VenaSeal™ procedure is the only procedure to use medical adhesive to coapt and close the vein, with high closure rates across three clinical trials. Additionally, patients treated with the VenaSeal™ closure system often have minimal to no bruising and can return quickly to normal activities. Unlike other heat based treatments, the VenaSeal™ closure system does not require tumescent anesthesia (multiple injections of a dilute local anesthetic), and eliminates the risk of burning or nerve injury associated with thermal based procedures. In some cases, patients also may not need to use compression stockings post procedure.