VenaSeal Closure Vein Treatment in Knoxville
VenaSeal is a simple, outpatient treatment for varicose veins and venous reflux. The VenaSeal Closure System uses a medical grade “super glue” to close and seal the main defective saphenous vein in the leg. The adhesive glue is inserted into vein through a tiny catheter. The physician uses ultrasound to view and guide the catheter. After the glue is deployed, manual compression is applied to seal and close the vein. Once the defective vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins in the leg.
Unlike other vein procedures, VenaSeal doesn’t use heat or lasers, so there is no risk of burn or nerve damage. There is a low risk of complications with an excellent closure rate.
Although patients are not required to wear compression stockings for a period after the treatment, your physician may recommend them for maximum healing and results.
Insurance coverage of VenaSeal treatment varies. Check with your specific insurance plan for coverage details.
See how the VenaSeal Closure System works to close off a defective vein.
Vascular Surgeon Dr. Afshin Skibba Explains the VenaSeal Treatment
As we age, our veins can lose elasticity and affect the blood flow in our legs. When our veins don’t function it can cause pain, swelling, and it even make the veins in our legs twist and bugle. These are called “Varicose Veins.” In this interview on the “Living East Tennessee” program on WATE TV-6, Vascular Surgeon Dr. Afshin Skibba of Premier Vascular and Vein Center in Knoxville, TN, discusses how a medical grade “super glue” treatment called VenaSeal can veal and eliminate problem varicose veins.