Vein Clinic



Microphlebectomy, also known as ambulatory phlebectomy, is the removal of varicose veins in the leg without surgery. Veins are flexible and collapse easily, and even some large veins can be removed through small nicks in the skin. Microphlebectomy is often done to complement endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation.  Microphlebectomy can not only offer symptomatic relief, but also help make you feel more comfortable in the appearance of your legs.


What to Expect

The Procedure:

The Area around the vein will be cleaned and sterilized, a local anesthetic will be injected around the vein. Once the area is numb, a series of small nicks are made in the skin around the vein. A tool with a hook on it is inserted through the incision, and is used to remove the varicose veins. After the removal small bandages will be placed over the nicks

The total procedure should take between 30 – 60 minutes to complete. Once completed your leg will be wrapped. Within 24 hours you can continue normal activities. Compression stockings will be worn for 2-3 weeks and strenuous exercise should be avoided for approximately 2 weeks.

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