Vein treatment doesn’t have to be confusing or painful, at least that’s our philosophy at Vein Clinic of Greater Kansas City. Dr. Barbieri and our team of medical specialists are always looking for ways to ensure our patients comfort and convenience.
One of the most important parts of being comfortable with a vein procedure is understanding all of your options. A newer treatment on the market is a procedure called Venaseal. It is a medical procedure that uses adhesive to “glue” larger broken veins together.
While this procedure is not commonly used yet, it can be discussed at the time of evaluation so patients can make the best informed decision about their treatment and feel comfortable about how to proceed. It will also be an insurance covered service soon. We answered the most frequently asked VenaSeal questions below!
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FAQ: What is VenaSeal?
VenaSeal is a closure system that is used to permanently treat varicose veins. The procedure is used for qualifying patients who have varicose veins in their legs.
Instead of a heat application or procedure that requires cutting, the VenaSeal system uses an adhesive agent to take care of varicose veins.
This treatment allows patients to quickly return to their daily activities with minimal bruising.
FAQ: What Types of Veins Are Treated with VenaSeal?
VenaSeal is used to treat superficial varicose veins of the legs that cause symptoms.
What does this mean?
When it comes to veins, there are two types – deep veins and superficial veins. Superficial veins are closest to the skin and are at risk to become enlarged, twisted, or swollen when their valves are weakened or damaged.
FAQ: How Do I Know if I Have a Varicose Vein Issue?
Symptoms of varicose veins may also be present because of other issues. Below are the early symptoms that patients may experience:
- Leg fatigue
- Pain or a heavy feeling in the legs relieved by elevation
- Large twisted veins, bulging above the surface of the skin
- Swelling of the ankle or lower leg
- Discolored, dry, itchy skin near the ankle
- A rash of skin ulceration on the ankle or lower leg
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