Sometimes the unknown can make you nervous about getting a new type of treatment. But not to worry! We will guide you through the process. Here is a run-down of what you can expect your visit to look like:
1. Before the Procedure
You will have an ultrasound imaging exam of the leg that is to be treated. This exam is important for assessing the diseased superficial vein and planning the procedure.
2. During the Procedure
You may feel some minor sensations or stinging with a stick to numb the site where the doctor will access your vein. Once the area is numb, your doctor will insert the catheter into your leg. Ultrasound will be used during the procedure to guide and position the catheter. After treatment, the catheter is removed and a small adhesive bandage is placed over the puncture site.
3. After the Procedure
You will be taken to the recovery area to rest. Your doctor will recommend follow-up care as needed.
The VenaSeal procedure is designed to reduce recovery time. Many patients return to normal activity immediately after the procedure. But every person is different, and your doctors can talk you through what’s best for you.
Most patients feel little, if any, pain during the outpatient procedure, and little-to-no bruising as well. Only a very small amount of VenaSeal adhesive is used to close the vein so your body will naturally create scar tissue around the adhesive over time to keep the vessel permanently closed.
The Vein Treatment Clinic of Tulsa would love to help you look and feel better again! Call 918-398-8900 today and schedule an appointment. There’s no reason to wait!