The VenaSeal™ procedure uses medical glue to treat varicose veins. This non-surgical, outpatient treatment may be an alternative to surgical ligation and stripping.
In this procedure, your care team will insert a tiny, flexible tube into a small incision in your leg. Then, they will put the tube in the varicose vein and use medical glue to close the varicose vein.
As you heal:
- Your body will create scar tissue around the glue to help keep the vein permanently closed.
- The closed varicose vein’s blood flow will be redirected to nearby healthy veins.
VenaSeal offers many advantages that surgery does not, including a shorter recovery and minimal scarring.
Your care team will explain how you should prepare for the procedure, what to expect and what care you will need afterward. Learn more about the Northwestern Medicine Vein Center.