VenaSeal - Non-thermal endovenous ablation

VenaSeal is a procedure used to treat clinically insufficient saphenous veins.


VenaSeal™ is one of the biggest breakthroughs in minimally-invasive treatment of varicose veins in the last 15 years. It is a major advancement in treating vein insufficiency, varicose veins, and other vein diseases. When veins don’t work properly, they do not sufficiently return blood from the legs up to the heart, which can result in pain, aching, heaviness, cramping, swelling, itchiness or tingling in the legs. VenaSeal treatment for varicose veins can seal off the damaged veins and reroute blood through healthier veins. The treatment is designed for varicose veins that produce mild to moderate symptoms such as pain, blood clots, or skin ulcers. Patients find relief from varicose veins with this non-surgical procedure and resume activities the same day. This procedure is recognized as being the least painful.

This procedure uses minimally invasive technology to treat venous insufficiency by an endovenous approach. The VenaSeal™ closure system improves blood flow by safely and effectively closing the diseased vein. The system delivers a small amount of a proprietary medical adhesive to the diseased vein. The adhesive closes the vein and blood is rerouted through nearby healthy veins.

You will have an ultrasound imaging exam of the leg that is to be treated. This exam is important for assessing the diseased superficial vein and planning the procedure.

Dr. Ruz was the first one in Quebec to use this innovative technology, which is effective and very well tolerated by its patients.

You will have an ultrasound imaging exam of the leg that is to be treated. This exam is important for assessing the diseased superficial vein and planning the procedure.


  • Minimally invasive – an outpatient procedure without anesthesia—just a bit of numbing at the catheter insertion site. There is usually only one small incision—avoiding discomfort associated with multiple needle sticks. Recovery times are practically non-existent; most patients are back to their regular activities immediately.
  • Multiple veins can be treated at once – That saves you time because you don’t need to come back for additional treatment appointments. And you’ll feel relief from your symptoms completely, not in stages.
  • No heat – Since VenaSeal treatment for varicose veins uses a “super-glue” like medical adhesive, there are no heat nor thermal sealants involved. That helps recovery time, too. It also reduces the risk of injuring surrounding tissue. VenaSeal also has minimal to no bruising in most patients.
  • Compression stockings aren’t required post procedure – Most of our patients who qualify patients are thrilled that they don’t have to deal with the inconvenience of wearing compression stockings.
  • Minimal discomfort – One of the best benefits of all is that VenaSeal treatment for varicose veins has minimal discomfort during the entire procedure. With clinical trials showing a success rate of 92-99%, you won’t feel pain.
  • Immediate relief – you’ll have almost immediate relief from the heaviness, achiness and discomfort of your vein condition.

Venaseal – non-thermal endovenous ablationsolution for the following conditions

When you choose Dr. Ricardo Ruz, you are choosing a health care provider, who will ensure the most up to date, highest quality care available using state-of-the-art medical technologies. Whether you are seeking an initial examination or a second opinion for your condition, Dr. Ruz and his staff are available to discuss further options and consult on possible treatments.



Endovenous cyanoacrylate glue treatment with VenaSeal is painless and will generally take between 30 to 45 minutes per leg.

The VenaSeal treatment is performed only a single time.

The VenaSeal procedure requires no anaesthesia; only a small amount of numbing medicine at the access site is used. Patients treated with the VenaSeal system have reported little to no pain or discomfort, both during and after the procedure.

After the procedure, a small bandage is placed over the access site and you should be able to return to your normal activities. Patients have reported minimal to no scarring, bruising, or swelling following the procedure.

Some minor complications may occur after this type of treatment.

  • The most common is the development of superficial thrombophlebitis on the inner part of the thigh. This occurs in about 15% of cases and can be painful. The application of a moist warm compress and anti-inflammatories might help.
  • Discoloration of the skin may occur after superficial thrombophlebitis and becomes permanent in 5% of cases.
  • Other very rare complications (less than 1%) may occur after any treatment of the long saphenous vein such as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
  • Nerve trauma is not one of the complications associated with Venaseal ablation.

The images and/or videos are not presented as a guarantee of result. The results may vary. Patients gave their consent for the publication of images and/or videos.

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