Glue treatment for varicose veins – VENASEAL, VENABLOCK

Venaseal and Venablock called „superglue” are novel ways of closing varicose veins. Unlike laser, steam or radiofrequency treatment there is no need for the additional injections of local anaesthetic around the vein.

 

 

The purposes of chronic venous insufficiency treatment through removing blood flow pathological sources include:

  • Achieve an enhanced leg appearance;
  • Reducing the risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) development/ recurrence;
  • Reduce the risk of thrombophlebitis development / recurrence;
  • Reduce the risk of venous ulcer development / recurrence;
  • Minimise troubles like oedema, myospasms, leg heaviness and fatigue.

 

 

 

We have been involved in performing intravenous procedures since 2007!

 

 

 

Patient benefits:

  • It is the only technique allowing for the removal of all kinds of varicose veins during one session;
  • Painless procedure without need for general or spinal or tummescent anesthesia;
  • We provide possibility of short general anesthesia additional to routine local anesthesia on patient request;
  • A minimally invasive, incisionless procedure, relatively no scars;
  • Possibility to close off large superficial varicose veins;
  • No pain after procedure or minor ;
  • You are likely to go home less than 1 hour upon the procedure;
  • No convalescence – without the need to reduce your normal daily routine;
  • You are likely to return to work next day following the procedure;
  • This type of treatment is a proven method which has been applied abroad since 2010 years and in Eskulap Hospital since the year 2016.

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Specialists:

The key element of effective varicose vein treatment is the long lasting experience skill of choosing the best method for an individual patient.

Medical eligibility is verified and the ‚superglue”  treatment is performed by:

specialists
 prof. Stanisław MolskiStanisław Molski, MD. PhD. DSc.
specialist in general and vascular surgery and angiology
michal molski - general surgeon, phlebologistMichal Molski, MD. PhD.
specialist in vascular and general surgery
phlebologist certified by Polish Phlebological Society

Schedule your visit via e-Appointment.

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Pricelist, reimbursement provideed by insurance companies:

Chargeable:
  • Cost of verifying a patient’s eligibility for the procedure with a USG scan is 80 €;
  • Cost of one leg Venaseal varicose veins closing procedure amounts to 1900 €;
  • Cost of two leg Venaseal varicose veins closing procedure amounts to 2900 €;
  • Follow-up appointments up to 4 weeks following the procedure – free of charge.
Insurance companies:
  • We signed contracts concerning medical eligibility and procedure coverage with eg. Luxmed a partner of BUPA
  • Check if your insurance coverage includes the cost of medical eligibility or procedure
  • If required we will prepare a treatment plan for your insurance company

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Disease symptoms and indications for the procedure:

Eligibility for a surgery is determined during a specialist consultation on the basis of a USG scan examination performed by your attending surgeon. It involves an estimation of indications and technical possibilities for the procedure and developing a treatment plan.

What are the symptoms of vascular disease?

  • Feeling of leg heaviness receding or reducing after resting, especially when keeping your legs in a lifted position
  • Muscular, calf contractions at night, intensifying after seating or standing in the same position for a long time, and also when in high temperatures
  • Expanding sensations in calves
  • Foot, ankle or calf swelling increasing after seating or standing in the same position for a long time, and also when in high temperatures
  • Pain alongside the veins
  • Tingling sensation, numb sensation in legs
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Itchy skin
  • Melanoderma, particularly in the area of ankles
  • Noticeable bulging and curving varicose veins
  • Thrombophlebitis and deep venous thrombosis
  • Shank ulcers – most frequently around ankles

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Course of the procedure:

This treatment is performed using local anaesthesia at the catheter insertion point. Anaesthetic sedation, which ensures a patient the best safety and comfort and enables going home only 2 hours following the procedure is possible on patient’s request.

Venaseal nad Venablock glue ablation procedure involves the insertion of a thin, flexible catheter into a varicose vein in the area of the knee. Glue is administered with a calibrated glue gun. This way varicose veins are closed off which allows to avoid incisions, scars as well as postoperative haematomas.

After the procedure, you will wear a compression stocking on your treated leg.

The patient walks immediately after treatment in local anesthesia. After treatment in sedation patient is discharged from the hospital only two hours following the procedure and may go home on his or her own steam accompanied by someone to look after.

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Recovery:


After procedure:

  • After discharge from hospital, you should carry on your normal daily routine but avoid overstrain for 2 weeks.
  • Compression stocking for 2 weeks following the procedure is advised but not necessary.
  • After sedation you must not make any essential decisions, drive motor vehicles or consume alcohol or other stimulants for the period of 24 hours following the procedure.
  • You may find the skin surface over the vein closed above knee slightly painful when touched, insignificant bruises may occur only at the catheter insertion point. The application of paracetamol, ibuprofen or other painkillers as well as heparin gels for varicose veins will successfully solve the troubles.
  • Postoperative bruising, if any, will settle within one or two weeks.

You are likely to return to work next day following the „superglue” procedure.
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Follow-up visits:

  • A follow-up visit is scheduled before your flight home
  • Follow-up visits, if necessary, are free of charge for the period of 4 weeks following the procedure
  • Varicosities shrin and dissaper within 4 weeks after procedure. If you still notice varicosities after this time you are advised to get a medical consultation in order to determine indications for a supplementary treatment, e.g. sclerotherapy
  • You are advised to get a medical consultation if you notice new varicosities or recurrent symptoms like haeviness ro swelling

Should you have any doubts or notice any distressing symptoms such as leg swelling, fever, do not hesitate to contact a doctor.

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Appointments:

Medical eligibility for the l treatment is verified during a specialist consultation on the basis of a Ultrasound examination performed by your attending surgeon. It involves an estimation of indications and technical possibilities for the procedure and developing a treatment plan.

Information and registration available 08.00-20.00 on weekdays by phone on: +48 52 326 58 00 or day and night service available through an e-Appointment form.

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Disclaimer:

This website describes standard aspects concerning your disease and treatment. It is not intended to replace professional medical treatment or talk between you and your surgeon about your disease and relevant treatment.

The procedure concerning disease and treatment may vary depending on a patient and a surgeon’s experience.

Should you have any queries about the laser procedure, preparation for it or postoperative treatment, a fee for surgery or cost coverage by your insurance company, do not hesitate to ask your surgeon.

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