VenaSeal Closure system (Medical Glue)
The most recent innovation in the treatment of varicose veins is the use of medical glue (cyanoacrylate) known as VenaSeal to physically shut down and seal the main abnormal vein. The VenaSeal procedure involves the placement of a very small amount of Medical Glue into the vein through a small catheter. Once the affected vein is closed, blood is re-routed through other healthy veins in the leg. In contrast to heat-based procedures such as Endovenous Laser or Radiofrequency Ablation, VenaSeal does not require large volumes of local anaesthesia and there is no risk of skin burns. In addition, VenaSeal does not require uncomfortable compression stockings after the procedure. However, the disadvantage is the limited evidence of long-term effectiveness compared with thermal ablation. We do not know for sure yet whether this technique is as effective and durable as thermal ablation. Almost inevitably this technique is also more expensive than EVLT although our prices are still the most competitive of any in the UK.
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