What is Microphlebectomy? | Princeton Vascular | Princeton, NJ

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, prominent and painful varicose veins. These treatments are carefully evaluated against sclerotherapy and generally reserved for larger veins. While sclerotherapy is done by simple injections, it can be associated with longer recovery periods. Ambulatory phlebectomy is notable for more immediate results and higher levels of patient satisfaction in the right settings. It is for this reason that the Princeton Vascular Center’s team of skilled vascular specialists offer microphlebectomy in-office.

Microphlebectomy is available at the following vein clinic locations:

  • Edison, NJ
  • Mt. Laurel, NJ
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Wayne, NJ

Is microphlebectomy the right varicose vein treatment for you? Complete a virtual consultation and one of the best vein doctors in New Jersey will evaluate your situation. We understand that everyone is unique. So, when you visit one of our New Jersey locations for your in-person consultation, our vein specialists will take the time and consideration necessary to determine what vein treatment is right for you. We make spider and varicose veins an issue of the past so we can get you feeling and looking your absolute best.

What to Expect with Microphlebectomy 

Microphlebectomy or ambulatory phlebectomy is slightly more involved than sclerotherapy and is generally more effective on larger veins. Large varicose veins can be dangerous if left untreated. The procedure is done in the office and does not require complete anesthesia. Our board-certified vein doctors will use targeted mapping of the veins and with tiny incisions directly over the varicose vein segments, removing them in a single setting. The procedure takes an average of 45 to 60 minutes to complete and the patient can expect to walk out right after the procedure is completed and resume daily activities.

Highly Effective and Safe Varicose Vein Treatment

 

 

Pros and Cons

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

Pros

  • Proven to produce more immediate results than other common vein treatments
  • Higher levels of patient satisfaction depending on the individual situation
  • More effective on larger veins
  • In-office procedure
  • Does not require anesthesia when performed by a qualified vein specialist

Cons

  • Repeat procedures may be necessary 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 Clinics?

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a time-consuming process that requires attentive skills and patience. Other vein clinics may not have the available tools and highly qualified staff necessary to successfully perform this effective vein treatment.

Is Phlebectomy Better Than Sclerotherapy?

While each treatment has the same goal in mind, to get rid of varicose veins, phlebectomy and sclerotherapy serve different purposes. Microphlebectomy or ambulatory phlebectomy is the ideal treatment for large varicose veins, as larger veins do not always respond well to sclerotherapy. We recommend consulting the vein doctors at the Princeton Vascular Center to determine which varicose vein treatment will best suit your needs and desired outcome.

Are Large Varicose Veins Dangerous?

If left untreated, large varicose veins can lead to serious complications. If you are experiencing leg cramps, pain, swelling, or heaviness, contact the Princeton Vascular Center for a consultation.

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