Microphlebectomy is the minimally invasive removal of surface varicose veins. It is performed on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia. You are able to walk and resume normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Microphlebectomy incisions are tiny (so tiny that sutures are not needed) and typically leave nearly imperceptible marks. Not all vein centers offer this technique, but Legacy Vein Clinic performs microphlebectomy in cases of veins near the surface of the skin that are palpable. Our doctors are specially trained in the microphlebectomy procedure. Please call (574) 272-5347 to schedule your free consultation.
Microphlebectomy is typically done on an outpatient basis, and the entire procedure takes less than an hour. Because veins are highly collapsible, microphlebectomy works for veins of all sizes. The doctor will identify which veins need to be removed and then use a local anesthetic to numb the surrounding area. It might sting slightly before becoming numb. They will make tiny incisions next to the vein so that they can insert a small hook under the skin. When the doctor inserts the hook, they will remove the vein in sections until it is fully removed.
Patients generally do not feel any pain during the procedure because of the anesthetic. You will not need any stitches; the incisions are small enough to heal on their own. The doctor will cover the incisions with a compression bandage.