Microphlebectomy

More Effective on Larger Veins
Faster Results
No Additional Anesthesia Needed
High success rate

What is Microphlebectomy?

Microphlebectomy or Ambulatory Phlebectomy (AP) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to treat visible and prominent varicose veins.   These treatments are carefully evaluated against sclerotherapy and generally reserved for larger veins. And while sclerotherapy is done by simple injections, it can be associated with longer recovery periods and temporary hemosiderin stains on the treated segments.  It is for this reason that AP needs to be a treatment tool available at your vein clinic and this comparably requires the attention of a more skilled physician.

AP is notable for more immediate results than sclerotherapy and higher levels of patient satisfaction in the right settings.  Although, the treatment is slightly more involved than sclerotherapy, it is generally more effective on larger veins. The procedure is done in the office and does not require anesthesia in the right hands.  Our doctors will use targeted mapping of the veins and with tiny incisions directly over the varicose vein segments, remove them in a single setting. The procedure takes an average of 45 to 60 minutes to complete and the patient can expect to walk right after the procedure is completed.

 

Highly Effective and Safe

 

 

Pros and Cons

Here are some of the key pros & cons for Microphlebectomy or Ambulatory Phlebectomy (AP)

Pros

  • AP is notable for more immediate results than sclerotherapy
  • Higher levels of patient satisfaction in the right settings. 
  • Generally more effective on larger veins.
  • The procedure is done in the office and does not require anesthesia in the right hands.

Cons

  • Repeat procedures can be indicated for large, bulky varicose veins
  • Nerve damage is a rare occurrence
  • Best used in conjunction with other techniques

Commonly Asked Questions

How come I wasn’t offered phlebectomy by the other vein clinic?

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a time consuming process that requires attentive skills and patience. Many clinics offer sclerotherapy only which can be less effective for larger veins.

Why not use sclerotherapy?

Larger veins do not always respond well to sclerotherapy.  Sclerotherapy does not eliminate the vein directly and thus requires longer periods of healing and can cause skin staining from the trapped iron within the vein.

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