VenaSeal™ Closure System FAQs
When will symptoms improve?
Symptoms are caused by the diseased superficial vein. Thus, symptoms may improve as soon as the diseased vein is closed.
When can patients expect to return to normal activity?
The VenaSeal™ closure system is designed to reduce recovery time. Many patients return to normal activity immediately after the procedure.
Is the VenaSeal™ Closure System painful?
Most patients feel little, if any, pain during the outpatient procedure. (1)
Is there bruising after the VenaSeal™ Closure System procedure?
Most patients report little-to-no bruising after the VenaSeal™ closure system procedure. (1)
What happens to the VenaSeal™ Closure System adhesive?
Only a very small amount of VenaSeal™ adhesive is used to close the vein. The body naturally absorbs the adhesive over time.
How does the VenaSeal™ Closure System differ from thermal energy procedures?
The VenaSeal™ closure system uses a proprietary medical adhesive to close the superficial vein. Thermal energy procedures use heat to close the vein. The intense heat requires a large volume of numbing medicine, which is injected through many needle sticks. The injections may cause pain and bruising after the procedure.
1. Morrison N. et al, Randomized trial comparing cyanoacrylate embolization and radiofrequency ablation for incompetent great saphenous veins (VeClose). Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2015.