Micro-Phlebectomy is a procedure used to remove surface varicose veins that are too large to be treated with sclerotherapy. Phlebectomy is far less invasive than surgical stripping because only the surface veins are treated. The result is minimal, if any, recovery time.
Procedure benefits for patients
- Relief of pain from varicose veins
- Minimally invasive in-office procedure
- Little to no scarring
- Improves the appearance of unsightly varicose veins
- Minimal infection risk
To make it easier to identify problem areas, veins are marked while the patient is standing. Once lying down, local anesthesia is used to numb the areas. A small puncture is made and the varicose vein is removed. A steri-strip is then placed over the puncture wound. This is an office-based procedure.
After the procedure, you will have steri-strips over the small punctures form the procedure. You will wear medical-grade compression stockings for 36 hours to two weeks. Most people are able to return to normal activities immediately, although strenuous activities will be limited for one to two weeks.