Vascular Surgery/Varicose & Spider Veins (VenaSeal Closure system)

The state-of-the-art VenaSeal procedure treats the underlying cause of varicose or spider veins by permanently closing off varicose or spider veins.

Varicose veins are responsible for all kinds of discomfort, including burning and itching. In addition, their appearance can look unattractive.

The VenaSeal procedure involves the placement of a very small amount of medical grade adhesive solution (cyanoacrylate) into the vein through a small catheter to close the main vein in the leg that causes varicose and spider veins. Once the affected vein is closed, blood is re-routed through other healthy veins in the leg. Over time, the body will reabsorb the closed veins, causing them to disappear. Most patients see marked improvement in the appearance of their legs within four weeks of the VenaSeal procedure.

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.

VenaSeal will provide fast and effective relief from varicose veins and quickly removes any discomfort whilst improving the appearance of the area affected.

During your VenaSeal procedure, you will be under local anaesthetic therefore no pain or discomfort will be felt. After surgery, you may feel some minor tenderness in the treated area and should be quite mild, but appropriate painkillers can be prescribed to help with this.

VenaSeal is recognised as having several advantages over alternative vein treatments. The main advantage being a rapid recovery period for patients. Results have also found that the patient experiences less discomfort after VenaSeal compared to alternatives available.

Procedure Overview 

  • Cosmetic procedure to close veins that causes varicose and spider veins
  • Involves delivering a small amount of specially formulated medical grade adhesive to seal the affected veins
  • Permanently closes off varicose or spider veins so a reoccurrence is unlikely
  • Procedure performed under local anaesthetic
  • Typical VenaSeal procedure takes no more than 45 minutes
  • Patients should feel no discomfort after less than a day
  • Medication may be prescribed to help alleviate any pain post-surgery
Varicose veins on female legs in the area of the knee and calves. Close-up

The results of varicose and spider vein treatments can vary depending on the type of treatment and the individual patient. In general, some VenaSeal treatments may provide permanent results, while others may require periodic touch-ups or maintenance to maintain the desired results.

The VenaSeal procedure usually takes no more than 45 minutes.

The VenaSeal procedure is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that requires no downtime. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after the VenaSeal procedure, although it is recommended to avoid strenuous activities for a few days after the procedure.

Any swelling or discomfort felt following a VenaSeal treatment usually subsides in less than one day, allowing patients to quickly return to their normal activities.

A VenaSeal procedure pricing is dependent on how many veins need to be treated and whether the treatment is on one leg or both legs.


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