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VenaSeal – Innovative New Treatment for Varicose Veins
A ground-breaking treatment for varicose veins, VenaSeal by Medtronic, is available at Miami Skin & Vein. The American Heart Association reports that venous reflux disease is five times as prevalent than PAD (peripheral arterial disease), and twice as common as CAD (coronary artery disease). Venous reflux disease, also known chronic venous insufficiency, impacts the lives of more than 30 million women and men. Yet only 1.9 million people seek treatment for their venous reflux disease. It is believed that so few people treat the condition because of the misconception that varicose veins are only a cosmetic issue.
Three important things to know about varicose veins:
- Varicose veins can be a health issue as well as a cosmetic concern.
- Spider veins are not the same as varicose veins.
- Both men and women are affected by varicose veins.
Dr. Michael Nguyen – one of the first to offer VenaSeal
Miami Skin & Vein is one of initial practices in the United States to bring VenaSeal, a significantly different way to address the problem, to patients who have varicose veins. Venous disease is improved as affected veins are sealed, using small amounts of a specially formulated, FDA-approved medical adhesive. Dr. Nguyen, a respected Miami vein specialist, is pleased to provide VenaSeal as an alternative to varicose vein treatments that use heat to close veins, such as endovenous laser treatment (the VenaCure procedure), and radiofrequency ablation (the Venefit procedure).
About the VenaSeal Procedure:
Prior to treatment, the leg is evaluated using an ultrasound device. Diseased veins are marked on the skin. Local anesthesia is used to numb the entry site. Dr. Nguyen makes a tiny puncture wound in the skin to access the vein. Into this small opening, the doctor inserts the VenaSeal closure device and applies a precise amount of medical adhesive along the length of the diseased vein.
The procedure is brief – it takes only about 30 minutes. The VenaSeal technique does not heat the vein, unlike other vein treatment options such as EVLT (endovenous laser treatment) and Venefit (radiofrequency ablation). VenaSeal only requires a single needle stick, and the patient need not wear compression stockings after treatment.
Watch this introductory video on VenaSeal
VenaSeal for Varicose Veins by Dr. Michael Nguyen
VenaSeal is an innovative new treatment for varicose veins. Dr. Michael Nguyen, a renowned Miami vein expert, is one of the first physicians in the country to offer this treatment to his patients in Miami.
Frequently Asked Questions About VenaSeal:
What is venous reflux disease?
Leg veins that are normal and healthy contain valves that prevent blood from flowing back toward the heart. This condition, also referred to as chronic venous disease, develops when valves fail to work properly, and allow blood to move backward, accumulating in leg veins. Blood pooling in the legs contributes to abnormal (varicose) veins and additional symptoms such as leg pain, heaviness, swelling, and cramping. Changes in skin, open wounds, and ulcers can also result from severe venous reflux disease.
How are varicose veins and venous reflux disease treated?
Varicose veins and venous reflux disease are addressed by reducing or stopping the reverse flow of blood in diseased veins. Sealing these veins improves blood flow by guiding it to nearby healthy veins.
What is the VenaSeal closure system?
VenaSeal is an advanced new treatment for varicose veins that does not require tumescent anesthesia, does not use heat, and no compression stockings are needed afterward. During the procedure, an FDA-approved medical adhesive is used to close diseased veins.
How quickly can patients return to normal activity after the procedure?
The VenaSeal technique was designed to minimize discomfort and recovery time. At the end of the procedure, a small bandage is placed over the access site and patient can quickly return to normal activities.
VenaSeal is an innovative new treatment for varicose veins that uses medical adhesive, rather than heat to seal veins. Call Miami Skin & Vein at (786) 509-4055.