Sealing with adhesive
In this endovenous procedure, a particularly viscous adhesive is injected into the diseased truncal vein using a catheter.
Sealing veins with adhesive
New adhesives, e.g., Venaseal®, which is chemically related to the well-known “superglue” Cyanoacrylate®, are injected into diseased truncal veins using catheters. As a result, the veins are closed quite reliably and at the same time reduced in size. This procedure can be performed without local anesthesia, provided that the removal of visible branch varices by phlebectomy is avoided. This used to be performed in the same session.
Treatment with Venaseal®
The results are satisfactory in selected patients with less advanced varicose veins. However, a foreign body, so to speak, remains in the tissue with the adhesive. It is not uncommon for phlebitis to occur after treatment.
In the USA, Venaseal® is covered by insurance, but in Switzerland patients have had to pay for it themselves up to now. In contrast, thermal processes have long been established there and have advanced to become the standard treatment. Nevertheless, forward-looking vein specialists will keep their eyes and ears open for further developments – including adhesives.
Why us as your vein doctor?
Over 25 years experience
At Venenzentrum am See, we have specialized in the treatment of vein disorders for about 25 years.
Minimally invasive procedures
As an alternative to surgical treatment of venous disorders, we prefer to use minimally invasive procedures.
Fast & uncomplicated appointment
You can quickly and easily make an appointment online or call us.
Outpatient & painless treatment of venous disorders
The use of minimally invasive procedures allows for outpatient and low-pain treatment.
Comprehensive diagnostics & patient education
We offer a holistic vein clarification with the most modern equipment available.
Practice in central location
Our practice is in a preferred location near the Herrliberg-Feldmeilen train station.
Further treatment spectrum
Endovenous therapy includes the closure of varicose veins by heat or with glue.
For the sclerotherapy of spider veins and varicose veins, we use liquid sclerotherapy as well as foam sclerotherapy with success.
Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove varicose veins from the side branches of the truncal vein.