General overview of the service:
Unsightly, painful leg veins can be eliminated with the micro phlebotomy procedure. This minimally invasive procedure allows the physician to treat larger surface varicose veins. It is a less painful and cosmetic-friendly approach.
Micro phlebotomy uses tiny incisions in the target area to remove varicose veins. The procedure can be done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. The procedure is sometimes known as stab phlebectomy.
How the service is done:
Micro phlebectomy is conveniently performed using local anesthesia in the doctor’s office. The procedure begins with a series of tiny two to three millimeter incisions. A fine instrument is inserted through the incision to reach the varicosity and remove it without involving adjacent veins. The procedure is performed without stitches, if possible. The tiny incisions close on their own and no noticeable scars result after the procedure is completed.
What methods are used:
Several techniques are available to treat venous malformations. The physician may recommend any of the following:
- Compression Therapy: Compression therapy uses elastic and non-elastic wraps to reduce swelling and increase venous and lymphatic flow. Compression therapy is often implemented with other measures such as leg elevation, exercise, and weight optimization.
- Endovenous Ablation: One of the newest, safest treatments used for venous malformations avoids the need for painful surgery. Minimal recovery time is necessary.
- Microphlebectomy: Sometimes called stab phlebectomy, this minimally invasive method removes large surface varicose veins. The procedure is often combined with endovenous ablation.
- Sclerotherapy: This treatment is used to treat both varicose and spider veins. The doctor injects a solution to dissolve excess vein formations.
Are there any side-effects:
Risks of micro phlebectomy include bleeding, infection, swelling, allergic reaction to the local anesthetic, postoperative pain, discoloration of the surgical field, or small patches of numbness in the treated area. The chances of these side effects are very low. This technique is performed by experienced specialist physicians. The procedure is a comfortable, non-invasive method that solves patients’ vein problems without causing scars or swelling.
Follow-up treatments or next steps:
The patient should use a compression wrap after the procedure. The doctor will ask the patient to walk for approximately 20 minutes post-procedure. Special compression stockings are prescribed for the patient to wear as part of the healing process.
Contact our office:
Heart and Vascular clinic understands your health and wellness concerns about vein malformations. Contact us at (302) 338-9444 to arrange an appointment.