Illinois Vein Specialists

VenaSeal Closure System

Venaseal™ is a new, FDA-approved method for treating varicose veins.

How does VenaSeal Work?

By using vascular ultrasound as a guide, Dr. Perlmutter inserts a catheter into the affected vein. Once in the damaged area, he delivers a small amount of sealant to seal up your damaged blood vessels and prevent blood from moving through your damaged veins. This enables blood to be redirected and flow through healthier veins.

The procedure typically takes 30-40 minutes and only requires a small amount of local anesthetic (numbing medication). A brief summary of what to expect is below: You may feel some minor pain or sting from the needle stick to numb the site where the doctor will access your vein.

Because VenaSeal™ is a minimally invasive treatment, the patient will only need a few minutes to recover and will be able to return to their regular activities right after the procedure, and there is no need to wear compression socks after treatment.

How long does it take to see results?

An ultrasound check of the treated veins will occur 1 week after the treatment. This is to assess the outcome of the treatment and also to exclude the very low chance of deep vein occlusion.

Is VenaSeal safe and effective?

VenaSeal™ procedure is up to 98.9% (VeClose study), with far fewer complications than surgery or related invasive procedures.

What to know before your Procedure:

Before a patient can receive the Venaseal™ treatment, a consultation with Dr. Perlmutter is needed to make sure that the patient qualifies for this specific treatment. Once approved, make sure to wear loose clothing to your appointment and do not use lotion on your legs the day of the procedure. 

Unless told to do so, there is no need to stop any medications you take.

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