Columbus, OH,
27
January
2016
|
04:39 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

ABC6: Using Superglue to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

There’s a new, unusual treatment for varicose veins and a local man was the first in central Ohio to try it out. It’s called VenaSeal, and it’s a hospital grade “superglue” used to seal diseased veins. This breakthrough treatment allows for minimum pain and a quick recovery. ABC 6’s Terri Sullivan visited with Dr. Raghu Kolluri, an OhioHealth vascular medicine physician, to see how the procedure works.

In the video below, Dr. Kolluri explains that this 20 minute procedure starts with a catheter being inserted into the vein, very similar to a blood draw. Once the catheter is in place, a tiny amount of the “superglue” is injected and used to seal the diseased vein shut. The patient leaves the building with a BAND-AID® and can go back to work immediately.