The latest treatment for varicose veins may seem like it is straight out of a science fiction movie, but the substance used to close off abnormal veins, cyanoacrylate adhesive, has been used in medical procedures and surgeries for decades. Believe it or not, cyanoacrylate adhesive has been used procedures since 1949, and other types of adhesive were in use as far back as 1826!
Cyanoacrylate adhesive, FDA approved in 2015 for vein closure, is a safe, effective intervention for chronic venous insufficiency, and the daily symptoms arising from this condition. The treatment is performed in the office, under ultrasound guidance, with only a needle puncture access. You will walk out of the office the same day with the ability to resume ALL activities. As of January 2018, it is a procedure that is covered under Medicare, and it is anticipated other insurance will soon cover it as well.
If you have symptoms of venous insufficiency, don’t hesitate, call to schedule an appointment, and see if this treatment option is right for you!