What are the Steps of the Procedure?
The procedure requires the clinician to inject a numbing agent into the affected vein. The clinician performs this step once only. They won't inject the patient with any supplemental needles.
Next, they insert a catheter into the vein and inject the polymer medical glue into the vein. The clinician injects smaller doses until the glue spreads throughout the vein. Once the vein is filled, each end of the vein is sealed off and the vein collapses. The procedure forces all blood out of the vein and into healthy veins surrounding the varicose vein.
What Results Should Patients Expect?
The patient can expect excellent results. The procedure has a ninety-three percent success rate. The patient won't need to return to the doctor to acquire further treatments. They can expect the vein to stay closed permanently unless complications emerge.
What are the Possible Complications?
Possible complications include perforation and rupture of the vein. In rare cases, the patients have suffered a pulmonary embolism, stroke, and death. Bleeding around the incision site, inflammation of the vein, and infections are also possible complications. Any condition that develops should be brought to the attention of the clinician immediately.
What Should Patients Avoid Post-Op?
The patient is moved to a recovery room after the procedure. This provides ample time to restore feeling in the leg. The clinician assesses the leg to determine if any infection has developed. The patient should avoid any rigorous exercise for at least two weeks after the procedure.
Is It Covered Under Health Insurance?
In most cases, health insurance coverage pays for the procedure if it is medically-necessary. The clinician must rule out all non-invasive treatments before the insurance provides payment. This may include the use of compression hose and holistic measures to treat varicose veins.
Varicose veins develop due to pressure in the legs. These conditions often caused by occupational circumstances that require the individual to sit or stand for long periods of time. The veins may lead to the development of blood clots and ulcers. Patients who wish to acquire the Venaseal Vein Treatment should contact their preferred clinician to schedule an appointment today.