Minimally invasive nonthermal treatment for vein disease and varicose veins.
VENASEALMD PROCEDURE FAQ:
Is the VenaSealMD procedure painful?
Most patients feel little, if any, pain during the outpatient procedure.
When can I return to normal activity?
The VenaSealMD procedure is designed to reduce recovery time. Many patients return to normal activity immediately after the procedure. Your doctor can help you determine when you can return to normal activity.
When will my symptoms improve?
Symptoms are caused by the diseased superficial vein. Thus, symptoms may improve as soon as the diseased vein is closed.
Is there bruising after the VenaSealMD procedure?
While bruising is common with all vein treatments, patients report it to be mild and to resolve with no treatment or with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication.
What happens to the VenaSealMD procedure adhesive?
Only a very small amount of VenaSealMD procedure adhesive is used to close the vein. Your body will naturally create scar tissue around the adhesive over time to keep the vessel permanently closed.
How is the VenaSealMD procedure different from thermal energy procedures?
The VenaSealMD procedure uses an adhesive to close the superficial vein. This differs from thermal energy procedures that use heat to close the vein. This intense heat requires numbing medicine, which is injected through multiple needle sticks. The injections may cause pain and bruising after the procedure.
Is the VenaSealMD procedure covered by insurance?
As with any procedure, insurance coverage may vary. Insurance companies detail access to the VenaSealMD procedure and other nonthermal ablation procedures in coverage policies for varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency. Please reach out to your insurance company to discuss your specific plan coverage and potential costs prior to seeking treatment.