One of the new advances in the treatment of varicose veins is the use of adhesives to close off leaky veins. FDA approved in 2015, VenaSeal is a novel technique where a catheter is placed on the inside of the saphenous vein, and advanced up the diseased section of the vein. A surgical adhesive similar to super glue is used to close the vein.
With this technique, tumescent anesthesia is not required, nor is compression stockings after the procedure. Because we are not using heat to close the vein, there is minimal risk of skin or nerve injury as a complication of the procedure. Patients can return to work the day of the procedure, and return to regular activity a day or two after the procedure.
We treat patients with Venaseal at our Inovia® Vein Specialty Centers. We are currently scheduling patients in our clinic at The Center next to St. Charles Medical Center (which serves Oregon patients from Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Madras, La Pine, Baker City, Burns, and John Day) and scheduling patients for our clinic at the Bridgeport Village Center in Tigard, Oregon (for Oregon patients from Portland, Tigard, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Sherwood, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Clackamas, Sunnyside, and Milwaukie).