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GSV and SSV Venous Ablation

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GSV And SSV Venous Ablation

At National Vascular Associates, we understand the physical and emotional discomfort caused by varicose veins. Our expert team is dedicated to offering the most effective treatments, including the advanced techniques of Venaseal for great saphenous vein and small saphenous vein. Keep reading to learn more about the process, benefits, and long-term effectiveness of this procedure, and why it might be the best decision for your vascular health.

Understanding Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that primarily occur in the legs due to weakened or damaged vein walls and valves. This leads to blood pooling in the veins, causing swelling, pain, and the characteristic bulging appearance. Venaseal directly addresses this issue. It's a minimally invasive procedure designed to close off the affected veins, thereby rerouting blood flow to healthier veins. This not only alleviates symptoms but also prevents potential complications like ulcers or blood clots. GSV and SSV treatment with Venaseal targets the great and small saphenous veins, which are commonly affected by varicose veins.

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What To Expect From The Procedure

We prioritize your comfort and safety throughout the process. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home the same day. Here's what you can expect:

  • Consultation and Diagnosis: Initially, we conduct a thorough examination, including ultrasound imaging, to assess the severity of the varicose veins and plan the treatment.
  • The Procedure: Venaseal involves the application of a medical adhesive to the inside of the vein, causing it to close and seal shut. This is done through a small incision under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort.
  • Duration and Discomfort: The procedure typically takes less than an hour, and discomfort is minimal. You might feel a slight tugging sensation, but pain is rare.
  • Immediate Aftercare: Immediately after the procedure, we will guide you on walking and wearing compression stockings, essential steps to encourage healing and blood flow.

Recovery And Aftercare 

The recovery period for is remarkably swift and uncomplicated. Most patients resume normal activities within a day. However, it's important to follow specific aftercare instructions for optimal healing:

  • Compression Stockings: Wear them as advised to minimize swelling and enhance blood circulation.
  • Activity: Engage in light walking immediately after the procedure, gradually increasing activity as comfort allows.
  • Avoidance of Strenuous Activities: Refrain from heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for a short period post-procedure.
  • Follow-Up: Attend follow-up appointments for us to monitor your recovery and vein closure success.

Effectiveness And Long-Term Results 

This procedure boasts a high success rate, with most patients experiencing significant relief from symptoms and an improved quality of life. The long-term results are equally impressive:

  • Symptom Relief: Most patients report a noticeable reduction in pain, swelling, and the appearance of varicose veins.
  • Low Recurrence Rate: The treated veins generally remain closed, reducing the likelihood of varicose veins reoccurring in the same area.
  • Improved Vascular Health: By addressing venous insufficiency, Venaseal helps prevent further complications.

Are You Interested In Learning More About GSV And SSV?

At National Vascular Associates, we're committed to delivering high-quality care, combining state-of-the-art technology with the expertise of our skilled vascular doctor. Take the first step towards freeing yourself from the discomfort of varicose veins. Contact our office for more details or to schedule an appointment. 

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