VenaSeal

A Solution for Diseased Veins

Industry Leading Treatment

VenaSeal in New Braunfels, Texas

The VenaSeal procedure in New Braunfels, Texas is the newest treatment option to traditional vein-stripping surgery, bringing cutting-edge technology to an age-old disease. The VenaSeal procedure targets veins with malfunctioning valves that are prohibiting proper blood flow. This improves the efficiency of the overall venous circulation. The VenaSeal procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Because it uses an FDA-approved tissue adhesive, it does not cause heat-related issues to surrounding structures.

Areas it Treats

Poor blood flow in leg veins

Procedure Time

30 minutes

Recovery Time & Side Effects

  • Phlebitis or inflammation in the superficial veins
  • Allergic or hypersensitivity reactions

Improve Blood Flow

Veins carry blood back to the heart. Your legs contain a network of veins. There are two systems of veins in your legs: The Deep system, that is within the muscle compartment of your legs, and the Superficial System. The Deep System does the heavy lifting with return of blood to your heart, because the muscles act as a pump to move the blood back up to your heart. Superficial veins (near the surface of the skin) connect to perforating veins that connect to the deep veins.

Venous Reflux Disease

Perforator veins carry blood from the superficial veins to the deep veins of the thigh and calf. Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing from the legs back to the heart become damaged or diseased. This can cause blood to pool in your legs, which can lead to a progression of symptoms.

How Does VenaSeal Work?

Since valves in veins can’t be repaired, the only alternative is to re-route blood flow via healthy veins. Traditionally, this has been done by surgically removing (stripping) the troublesome vein from your leg. The VenaSeal procedure provides a less invasive alternative to vein stripping by simply “gluing” the problem vein closed instead. Once the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins take over and empty blood from your legs.

The VenaSeal Procedure Process

Step 1

Ultrasound Guidance

Using ultrasound guidance, your physician will position the VenaSeal catheter into the proper position in the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The VenaSeal procedure is virtually painless, only requiring a little local anesthesia to access the vein.

 

Step 2

Glue the Vein Wall

The slender catheter delivers the FDA approved Tissue Sealant to the precise area of the diseased vein that needs to be treated. Pressure is held on the area to get good approximation of the vein walls to be glued together. The adhesive works quickly- 30 seconds for initial “tacking,” and 3 minutes later, it’s cured!

Step 3

Re-Route Blood Flow

Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins. Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be desired to reduce the risk of phlebitis, but is not considered necessary.

 

Step 4

Positive Cosmetic Results

Good cosmetic outcome with minimal to no scarring, bruising, or swelling. Patients who undergo the VenaSeal procedure typically resume normal activities within a day.

Request a consultation

If you’re suffering from a vein condition, or just achy, painful legs, request a consultation with our professional team at Hill Country Vein & Aesthetic Center.

 

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“I’m much better–used to be no one could even touch my legs!”

– Danielle

“Thank you, Dr. Kneuper, what you do… My legs are completely better!

– Suzanne

“This has changed my life. I can sleep all night and my legs don’t hurt!”

-Cynthia