The VenaSeal™ Closure System is a premium FDA-approved safe and effective minimally invasive vein treatment. VenaSeal™ works by delivering a specially formulated medical adhesive agent that closes down the diseased veins in patients with symptomatic venous insufficiency. The blood then re-routes to healthy veins and symptoms improve. VenaSeal™ is the only non-tumescent, non-thermal, non-sclerosant procedure approved for use in the U.S. that uses a specially formulated medical adhesive to close veins. The procedure is administered with the use of local anesthesia, minimizing the need for needle sticks. This translates to less potential complications, little-to-no pain and extremely fast recovery. The recovery time for this procedure is immediate, making it a sought after method for those suffering from vein disease.
Q: Are there any preparations before the procedure?
- You will not need to do any prepping before your appointment. Before your VenaSeal™ procedure can begin, however, your doctor will take an ultrasound of your leg to assess the affected vein.
Q: What should I expect during the procedure? Will it hurt?
- Your skin will be given an injection with a numbing agent at the site where the doctor will insert the catheter into your vein. You will feel a pinprick sensation upon getting the injection.
- Your doctor will insert the catheter into your vein once your skin is completely numb. You will feel some pressure during this as they place the catheter into alignment.
- The medical adhesive that is delivered into the vein needs to be distributed into various places of the vein. You may feel pressure during the movement of the catheter.
- Your doctor will be using ultrasound guidance to ensure they administer the medical adhesive in the proper locations along the diseased vein.
- After releasing the medical adhesive into the vein, your doctor will remove the catheter and then place a bandage over the site where he/she entered the skin with the catheter.
Q: Am I able to walk and drive after receiving VenaSeal™ ?
- Yes, you will be able to walk and drive immediately following the VenaSeal™ procedure.
- There is practically no recovery time needed. You can go about your normal activities, although your doctor may give you specific instructions on what they recommend for the next 24 hours in regards to activity.
Q: What happens to the medical adhesive in the vein?
- The medical adhesive will close off the vein and will be safely absorbed by your body.
- The diseased vein will also be absorbed by your body in the coming weeks.
Vein Specialists’ state-of-the-art facility is designed to ensure the highest quality of care and best clinical experience possible for patients. Dr. Magnant has embraced three key concepts to build a successful practice: ability, affability, and availability.
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- We are the only IAC Accredited Vein Centers in Southwest Florida.
- Dr. Joseph Magnant is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon.
- We have IAC Accredited Vascular Labs with full-time Registered Vascular Sonographers.
- We are a Medtronic Center of Excellence for physician training.
- We offer the latest technology in vein treatments including: ClosureFAST, LASER, VenaSeal, Varithena, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), and Iliac Vein Stenting.