Venaseal glue is a new treatment for varicose veins. It permanently closes the treated vein – but only needs one local anaesthetic injection. This makes it faster and with fewer injections than endovenous laser and radiofrequency ablation.
The glue is a form of superglue. It is called cyanoacrylate glue. It is put into the varicose veins under ultrasound control, ensuring it is put in exactly the right place.
Mark Whiteley from The Whiteley Clinic was one of the first doctors to use Venaseal Glue in the UK. He was involved in the first study, checking that the glue worked.
This was called the eScope Study. Since then Mark has been featured several times in the press regarding this technique (http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/693477/varicose-vein-experts-reveals-causes-cures-symptoms-professor-mark-whiteley)
Venaseal glue is going to be one of the live operations for varicose veins featured at The College of Phlebology’s 1st International Veins Meeting to be held in London on 15-17 March 2017.
Prof Mark Whiteley will be performing a case live in front of the meeting delegates. A video link from The Whiteley Clinic in Bond Street, London, will allow the delegates a ring-side view of the procedure.
Thanks to the technical team at The Whiteley Clinic, delegates will be able to talk to Prof Mark Whiteley during the case. The will be able to ask for any tips or tricks, or explanation of the technique during the procedure.
This morning, Mark was filmed doing a Venaseal glue for varicose veins procedure in The Whiteley Clinic in Guildford. This was to test the technical equipment and to have a back-up procedure in case of any technical difficulties with the video link on the day.
College of Phlebology’s 1st International Veins Meeting: http://www.collegeofphlebology.com/meeting2017