Who performs vein glue procedures in Pittsburgh?  We do!

Glue Vein Treatment, Pittsburgh

What Is VenaSeal?

To seal off damaged veins, VenaSeal employs a medicinal glue. This unique glue keeps the vein walls together, blocking the blood flow and then rerouting it to healthy veins. The dormant veins will eventually disappear because your body will absorb them.

Since varicose veins don’t always show up on the skin’s surface, ultrasound will be used to map the veins that need to be treated as well as to direct the surgery. The medical adhesive will be applied by your doctor using a catheter.

VenaSeal Closure System

A safe and effective treatment for venous reflux, the VenaSeal Closure System is the newest vein treatment for varicose veins in Pittsburgh today!

Using a medical adhesive, The VenaSeal™ system closes superficial veins in adults with symptomatic venous reflux in veins like the Lesser Saphenous Vein or the Greater Saphenous Vein (GSV). This is a permanent procedure with an over 95% success rate.The good news is that you only need one small injection of local novacaine, not multiple injections and you don’t feel a thing after that!

No heat is used in this procedure so there is little risk of burns or damage to skin or nerves. The glue sets in minutes, and is so safe, it has been used for brain aneurysm procedures for years. There’s no time off work and you can immediately resume normal activities.


  • In office procedure

  • Only local anesthesia necessary

  • Only minimal discomfort during the procedure

  • Half hour procedure- can do it on your lunch hour!

  • Return to work and normal activities right away.


You will have a personal consultation with our physician, vein specialist. He will discuss your vein map, goals and outcomes expected with you for the procedure and determine the best  treatment plan. First a Doppler Ultrasound is used to map venous reflux and your vein anatomy. If you have symptomatic reflux (leaking vein valves), – itching, cramping, aching, swollen- then it is for you!No special preparations are necessary to be treated with the VenaSeal Closure System. We do recommend a driver, just in case.

After treatment, most people are able to return to work and resume normal activities right away. There is little to no bruising and no need for compression stockings.

How does the recovery process look like after undergoing Venaseal treatment?

After undergoing Venaseal treatment for varicose veins, the recovery process is typically straightforward and less invasive compared to traditional vein procedures. Here’s what the recovery process generally looks like:

  1. Immediate Relief: Venaseal is a minimally invasive procedure, and many patients experience immediate relief from symptoms such as pain, swelling, and discomfort in the treated leg.
  2. Compression: Compression stockings may be recommended to wear for a short period after the procedure to aid in healing and reduce swelling.
  3. Normal Activities: Most patients can resume normal activities immediately after the Venaseal procedure. There is usually no need for extensive downtime or restrictions.
  4. Avoid Strenuous Activities: While normal activities are usually allowed, patients are advised to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercises for a few days after the treatment.
  5. Follow-Up Appointment: A follow-up appointment with the doctor is usually scheduled to ensure that the treated vein is closing properly, and the patient’s recovery is on track.
  6. Monitoring: The doctor may monitor the treated leg periodically to check for any complications or signs of recurrence.
  7. Minimal Scarring: Venaseal uses a small catheter to deliver the adhesive, resulting in minimal scarring compared to traditional vein stripping surgery.

What are the potential benefits of using Venaseal over other varicose vein closure methods?

Minimally Invasive:

Venaseal is a minimally invasive procedure that requires only a small incision or needle stick, resulting in less trauma to the surrounding tissues and faster recovery compared to traditional vein surgeries.

No Thermal Energy

Unlike some other closure methods like laser or radiofrequency ablation, Venaseal does not use heat (thermal energy) to close the vein. This reduces the risk of thermal injury to nearby nerves or structures.

No Tumescent Anesthesia:

Venaseal does not require tumescent anesthesia, which means there is no need to inject a large volume of anesthetic solution around the vein.

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