The Vein Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is the first provider in northern Arizona to offer VenaSeal™ ablation therapy to treat varicose veins, spider veins and other symptoms of the vein disease, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
“Patients are very happy with VenaSeal ablation therapy,” said Anil Kumar, MD, FAAC, RPVI, Medical Director of the Vein Center at YRMC in Prescott Valley. “This new therapy does not require multiple injections to numb their legs, which can be painful or uncomfortable for people. Also, after VenaSeal ablation therapy, most people do not need to wear compression stockings.”
CVI occurs when the valves in the veins of the lower leg no longer function properly. This makes blood flow backward, which leads to enlarged or varicose veins as well as other painful symptoms.
“Chronic venous insufficiency can result in lifestyle-limiting lower leg pain, swelling, skin damage and ulcerations,” said Dr. Kumar. “It’s a serious condition that affects many people in our community.”
During VenaSeal ablation therapy, Dr. Kumar places a small amount of VenaSeal™ – a medical adhesive – into the vein through a narrow catheter. Once VenaSeal™ closes the vein, blood is immediately re-routed through other healthy veins in the leg.
“The procedure takes approximately one hour from the time the patient arrives at the Vein Center,” Dr. Kumar said. “Immediately following VenaSeal ablation therapy, the patient is ready to resume normal activities.”
Depending on the extent of the CVI, the patient may need to undergo VenaSeal ablation therapy a number of times.
“The good news is that VenaSeal ablation therapy works,” said Dr. Kumar, “and the patient is comfortable during and following the procedure.”
For more information about VenaSeal ablation therapy, talk to your healthcare provider or contact the Vein Center at YRMC at (928) 759-5890. The Vein Center at YRMC is located in the YRMC Del E. Webb Outpatient Building at 3262 N. Windsong Drive in Prescott Valley.