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Dr Phil Puckridge
March 18, 2021

“Super-Glue” for veins proves an effective treatment

The specialists at AVC are trained in the full-range of treatment options of varicose vein treatment. These include surgery, radiofrequency ablation, laser, sclerotherapy, and Venaseal, or glue treatment. The recent analysis of the VenaSeal closure procedure shows up to 98.9% success (VeClose study), with fewer complications than laser treatment or surgery. VenaSeal has been trialed in the United States and Europe over the last 5 years. Results published show a low risk of complications and excellent medium-term results. The VeClose study out of Germany, showed a 98.9% closure rate at 6 months. VenaSeal is considered as effective as endovenous laser or radiofrequency ablation but does not involve the use of heat and can therefore be performed with the application of a small amount of local anaesthetic as opposed to a nerve block or large volumes of tumescent anaesthetic. Stockings are usually not necessary and patients are able to return to normal activities immediately. These newer interventions can increase the range of treatment options available to discuss with patients that do not wish to attend a hospital or do not wish to use Private Insurance for the treatment.

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