VenaSeal™ Specialist

Polaris Vein Center

Amanda S. Cooper, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology & Varicose Vein Specialist located in Columbus, OH

If your varicose veins cause pain, swelling, itching, and other embarrassing and frustrating issues, VenaSeal™ could be the answer. The vascular and interventional radiology specialists at Polaris Vein Center, led by Vascular & Interventional Radiologist Amanda Cooper, MD, use this cutting-edge treatment to seal diseased veins. This cuts blood supply to the vein and forces it to wither naturally. The procedure is now covered by Medicare, and private insurers may soon cover it, too. Find out more by calling the Columbus, Ohio, office or clicking on the online scheduler now.

VenaSeal™ Q & A

What is VenaSeal? 

VenaSeal is an innovative minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. In this procedure, your vein specialist uses a slender catheter to deliver a proprietary medical adhesive product that closes your varicose veins. 

Because VenaSeal is virtually painless, it requires no anesthesia. Afterward, there’s little to no bruising. Most varicose vein treatments require compression stockings, but with VenaSeal there’s no need. Most patients return to their normal routine right away. 

How does VenaSeal work?

Your Polaris Vein Center specialist creates a tiny incision for the catheter. Then, they thread the ultraslim catheter into the diseased vein. Using ultrasound visualization, your specialist releases a measured amount of adhesive at specific intervals within your vein. 

Your specialist applies compression to seal the vein walls, continuing section by section until vein closure is complete. Then, they withdraw the catheter and place a small bandage over the opening.  

After the adhesive closes the vein, the blood reroutes into healthy veins in the area. The vein tissue withers over time. You absorb and flush it out of your body naturally. 

Is VenaSeal right for me?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you might benefit from VenaSeal treatment at Polaris Vein Center. 

  • Itching
  • Fatigue
  • Burning
  • Leg pain
  • Tingling
  • Heaviness
  • Soreness
  • Throbbing
  • Cramping
  • Night cramps
  • Restless legs
  • Swollen legs
  • Discoloration of skin around the veins 

It's important to know that varicose veins are diseased and unhealthy veins. VenaSeal can be an excellent way to remove those veins without any downtime.

What happens after a VenaSeal procedure?

After a VenaSeal procedure, you can get up and walk right away. In fact, because there’s no anesthesia needed, you can even drive yourself home. Most patients return to work right away, or the next day. 

The symptoms associated with your varicose veins should improve almost immediately after your VenaSeal procedure. 

You have a follow-up visit in a week or two, and additional appointments after one and six months. These visits are part of the team’s commitment to comprehensive personalized care. They want to make sure you get the very best results. 

Are you ready for leg renewal? VenaSeal treatment at Polaris Vein Center could be the perfect minimally invasive, no-downtime option. Call the office or use the online appointment scheduler to arrange your consultation now.