Glue Technology for Varicose Vein
POSTED BY Dr. Sumit Kapadia | Nov 24, 2023

Varicose veins, a common vascular issue, especially in the legs, can lead to discomfort and aesthetic concerns. Dr Sumit Kapadia, a leading figure in vascular treatments in India, introduces an innovative solution: glue technology, specifically the VenaSeal™ procedure. This blog explores how this cutting-edge approach is revolutionising the treatment of varicose veins.

Veins Glue Treatment: An Overview

Varicose veins are typically characterised by swollen, twisted veins, often appearing blue or dark purple. Traditional treatments involved surgical removal or thermal ablation. However, VenaSeal™, a medical-grade glue, has emerged as a minimally invasive and highly effective alternative.

Varicose veins, a common condition affecting many, particularly in India, can be more than just a cosmetic concern. They often lead to discomfort, pain, and swelling in the legs. Dr Sumit Kapadia introduces a revolutionary approach to treating this condition: the glue treatment, known as the VenaSeal™ procedure. Let’s delve into what this treatment entails and why it’s a game-changer in varicose vein therapy.

Understanding Varicose Veins and Their Impact

Before exploring the treatment, it’s crucial to understand what varicose veins are. They are enlarged, swollen veins that appear twisted and bulging under the skin, usually in the legs. They occur when the valves in the veins that regulate blood flow become weak or damaged, causing blood to pool in the veins.

The Conventional Approach to Treatment

Traditionally, varicose veins have been treated with methods like surgical removal or thermal ablation. These procedures, while effective, often require significant recovery time and can be quite invasive.

Introducing Glue Treatment: A Modern Solution

The VenaSeal™ treatment, a modern and minimally invasive procedure, uses a medical-grade adhesive to close off varicose veins. This special glue, known as cyanoacrylate, is applied directly to the affected vein through a catheter.

How Does the VenaSeal™ Procedure Work?

Simple Procedure: The process starts with inserting a small catheter into the vein. Through this catheter, a tiny amount of VenaSeal™ adhesive is delivered to the affected area.

Instant Closure: The glue acts almost immediately, sealing the varicose vein. This closure stops the backward flow of blood, which is the primary cause of varicose veins.

Natural Healing: Once sealed, the treated vein will gradually be absorbed by the body, effectively removing the varicose vein without the need for extensive surgery.

Quick and Comfortable: One of the biggest advantages of the VenaSeal™ treatment is its comfort and convenience. The procedure is virtually painless, and patients can typically return to their normal activities right after the treatment, with no need for long recovery periods.

Why Choose VenaSeal™?

Minimally Invasive: Unlike traditional surgeries, VenaSeal™ is less invasive, involving only a small insertion point for the catheter.

No General Anesthesia Required: The procedure does not require general anaesthesia, making it safer and more accessible for a wider range of patients.

Reduced Risk of Complications: Compared to thermal treatments, VenaSeal™ carries a lower risk of complications like skin burns or nerve damage.

Immediate Results and Recovery: Patients often see immediate improvement in symptoms and can quickly resume daily activities without the need for compression stockings or extended rest.

The glue treatment for varicose veins, particularly the VenaSeal™ procedure offered by Dr. Sumit Kapadia, represents a significant leap forward in vein care. It’s a safe, effective, and patient-friendly option that simplifies the treatment of varicose veins, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a modern solution to this common problem. To learn more about this innovative treatment and to see if it’s the right option for you, contact Dr. Kapadia’s team for a personalised consultation.

Vein Glue Therapy

VenaSeal™, or vein glue therapy, uses a special adhesive to close the affected veins. This glue, known as cyanoacrylate, is introduced into the vein via a small catheter. It seals the vein, rerouting blood through healthier pathways.

Understanding the Sapheon Closure System

The Sapheon Closure System, now known as VenaSeal™, uses this adhesive technology for vein closure. This method contrasts with older techniques that require multiple injections or extensive surgery.

The VenaSeal™ Procedure

During the VenaSeal™ procedure, a tiny amount of medical glue is inserted into the vein. This process doesn’t require regional nerve blocks or large volumes of anaesthesia, making it less invasive than traditional methods.

VenaSeal™ Treatment Explained

The VenaSeal™ treatment involves the targeted application of this adhesive, which hardens and closes the affected vein. Over time, the body naturally absorbs the treated vein. Remarkably, patients can resume normal activities almost immediately after the procedure.

The Benefits of Adhesive Vein Closure for Varicose Veins

Adhesive vein closure, particularly the VenaSeal™ procedure, is a modern treatment for varicose veins that is gaining popularity due to its numerous benefits. Dr. Sumit Kapadia, one of the pioneers in vascular treatments in India, utilizes this innovative technique to offer patients a safer, more comfortable, and effective solution for varicose veins. Let’s explore in detail the myriad benefits of this advanced treatment approach.

Minimally Invasive Nature

Simple Procedure: Unlike traditional vein surgeries, VenaSeal™ involves a small catheter inserted into the vein, through which a medical-grade adhesive is applied. This simplicity makes the procedure less invasive.

Reduced Trauma: With no need for extensive incisions, patients experience minimal discomfort and trauma compared to conventional surgical methods.

Enhanced Safety Profile

No General Anesthesia Required: The procedure typically requires only local anaesthesia, reducing risks associated with general anaesthesia and making it suitable for a broader range of patients, including those with certain medical conditions.

Lower Risk of Complications: Unlike thermal ablation techniques, there’s no risk of thermal injury to the surrounding tissues, significantly reducing the risk of complications such as nerve damage or skin burns.

Quick and Comfortable Recovery

Immediate Return to Daily Activities: One of the most significant advantages of adhesive vein closure is the minimal downtime. Patients can often resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

No Need for Compression Stockings: Post-procedure care is simplified as patients are not required to wear compression stockings, a common requirement after other varicose vein treatments.

Effective and Long-lasting Results

High Success Rate: Studies have shown that VenaSeal™ has a high success rate in closing varicose veins and preventing recurrence, providing long-lasting relief from symptoms.

Quick Symptomatic Relief: Patients often report immediate improvement in symptoms such as pain, swelling, and discomfort, enhancing their quality of life.

Aesthetic Benefits

Minimal Scarring: Since the procedure is minimally invasive, it leaves little to no scarring, which is particularly beneficial for patients concerned about the cosmetic appearance of their legs.

Improvement in Vein Appearance: By effectively closing the problematic veins, VenaSeal™ helps in reducing the visible signs of varicose veins.

Patient-Centric Treatment

Tailored to Individual Needs: Dr. Kapadia assesses each patient’s unique condition and tailors the treatment accordingly, ensuring optimal results.

Comprehensive Care: Patients receive not just the procedure but a full spectrum of care including pre-treatment evaluation and post-treatment follow-up.

Non-Surgical Vein Closure: A Patient-Friendly Approach

This non-surgical approach to vein treatment is a game-changer, especially for patients who are apprehensive about traditional surgery or for whom surgery may pose greater risks.


Glue Embolization for Varicose Veins

Glue embolisation is another term for this procedure, highlighting its ability to effectively ’embolise’ or block the problematic veins, providing a long-term solution for varicose veins.

Vein Sealing with Adhesive: The Future of Varicose Vein Treatment

Sealing veins with adhesive technology like VenaSeal™ is fast becoming the preferred method for treating varicose veins, offering a safer, quicker, and more comfortable option for patients.

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