Receive the Cutting-Edge VenaSealTM Closure System at Gateway Radiology in St. Petersburg, FL
Are you one of the many adults in the St. Petersburg, Florida, area suffering from the painful symptoms often associated with varicose veins? If so, then you know how debilitating these issues can be. Varicose veins can cause leg cramps, swelling, throbbing, and other painful symptoms that make everyday activities seem like a chore. In addition to being painful, varicose veins can be a sign of a more severe condition – venous reflux disease.
Venous reflux disease is a medical condition that develops when the vein valves stop working properly, causing blood to flow backward and pool in the veins of the lower leg. This can result in swelling of the legs or ankles, a tight feeling in the calves, itchiness, and pain when walking or resting. Left untreated, this disease can lead to ulcers, bleeding, and a life-threatening condition known as deep vein thrombosis. That is why, if you have venous reflux disease or any other vein condition, then you should visit Gateway Radiology. We offer the state-of-the-art VenaSeal™ closure system to treat and reverse the symptoms of vein disease. With us, you can not only expect advanced medical services but also seamless continuity of care with your primary care physician along with concierge-level service.
VenaSeal Treatment at Gateway Radiology
Healthy veins have fully functioning valves that help to continually move blood in one direction, while diseased vein valves do not close properly. This means that the blood pools, resulting in painful symptoms. Gateway Radiology’s VenaSeal closure system helps treat the underlying cause of diseased veins. This unique approach is designed to permanently close lower extremity veins through endovascular embolization with coaptation. In other words, VenaSeal seals the problematic vein shut without the need for heat energy, general anesthesia, or surgery, making it one of the safest options available to treat varicose veins.
First, we will numb the treatment area, which is the site of your diseased vein. Then, with guidance from an ultrasound, we will insert a small catheter into your affected vein. You should not experience any pain, only slight pressure or a pulling sensation. With the catheter in place, the VenaSeal treatment solution will be injected into the vein, and we will utilize manual compression to close the vein off. This forces blood to reroute its course, traveling to nearby healthy veins rather than pooling in the affected ones.
While recovery time varies patient to patient, in most cases, you can return to normal activities immediately following VenaSeal treatment, as the symptoms and bulging veins associated with vein disease should begin to dissipate quickly.
For more information on the VenaSeal closure system that we offer to patients throughout the St. Petersburg area, or to learn about our laser vein treatment, contact Gateway Radiology today. If you are in need of immediate treatment, then please contact your doctor to inquire about a referral to our clinic.