Medical adhesive vein closure, VenaSeal™ will be covered by insurance starting in 2018. See our team of providers at Vein Specialists to get your legs feeling and looking better today.
What is VenaSeal™? VenaSeal™ is the latest minimally invasive procedure proven to safely and effectively treat venous reflux disease. At Vein Specialists, we are dedicated to improving our patients’ health. VenaSeal™ was approved by the FDA late in 2015 and is the only procedure that uses medical adhesive to close a diseased leg vein from the inside. Dr. Magnant and Dr. Nero are the only physicians in Southwest Florida currently offering VenaSeal™, which is available in our Fort Myers and Bonita Springs locations.
What is venous insufficiency? Venous insufficiency occurs when the valves in the veins of the legs no longer function properly. Blood refluxes or flows backward and pools in the lower legs. This pooling of blood can result in varicose veins, leg swelling, skin discoloration or ulceration as well as a host of symptoms including heaviness, achiness and fatigue in the legs which worsen as the day progresses. Other symptoms might include night time leg cramps, restless legs or frequent night time urination.
What should you do if you have these symptoms? We encourage you to come to Vein Specialists. You will be seen by one of our Board Certified Surgeons or our highly skilled Advanced Nurse Practitioners to review your health history, perform a thorough vascular physical examination and order appropriate diagnostic testing, which often includes a comprehensive ultrasound by one of our Registered Vascular Technologists. Upon review of the diagnostic ultrasound results, an individualized treatment plan will be established. If this treatment includes closure of diseased veins, several options are offered at Vein Specialists including thermal ablation with Radiofrequency or LASER, as well as VenaSeal™.
What are the advantages to VenaSeal™ over traditional thermal ablation? VenaSeal™ allows us to treat the entire length of the vein, from the ankle to the groin. With traditional thermal ablation, sealing of the vein is typically limited to the level of the middle calf.
VenaSeal™ is better tolerated in some patients as it only requires one needle stick to numb the single needle entry point whereas, with thermal ablation, several needle sticks are necessary. VenaSeal™ procedures are performed in our state of the art outpatient surgical suites under sterile conditions with local anesthesia.
As 2017 draws to a close, we hope that when considering your vein disease and the various options (all of which Vein Specialists offer) you carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages of your various treatment options. Since Vein Specialists focuses 100% on the treatment of vein disease, we offer the full range of vein treatment options and we are proud to be the only Certified VenaSeal™ Provider in Lee & Collier Counties. We are excited for patients that there will be insurance coverage for VenaSeal™ beginning in 2018. Of course, we are happy to offer VenaSeal™ to any interested patient in the interim as we do have a cash option in place.
Leaders in Vein Treatment
Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI and Patrick A. Nero, MD, FACS, RPVI are both fellows of the American College of Surgeons and are board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Magnant earned his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia. He completed a general surgery residency at Medical College of Virginia Hospitals and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Dr. Magnant of Vein Specialists focuses exclusively on vein evaluation and modern treatments in a dedicated, outpatient, vein-centered facility. Dr. Magnant is an active member of the American College of Phlebology, Society for Vascular Surgery and Society of Vascular Ultrasound.
Dr. Nero earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Medicine from the University of Dayton in Ohio and his medical degree summa cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery through the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency program. Dr. Nero is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American College of Phlebology and the Society for Vascular US. He joined Dr. Magnant and staff at Vein Specialists earlier in 2016.
They can be contact either by calling 239-694-8346 or through the website, www.weknowveins.com, where patients can submit their request for an appointment.
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