Is Microphlebectomy an Option?

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microphlebectomyAs we get older, especially for those of us who had careers that required a lot of standing, varicose veins are likely a part of your life. In short, varicose veins are veins that have become misshapen and enlarged due to a difficulty in the proper amount of blood being able to reach the veins. Due to gravity, we tend to have varicose veins most often in our legs, but they can appear on other parts of the body as well.

For some, varicose veins are a real dampener on one’s self-confidence. A lot of times, we don’t want to wear shorts, bathing suits, dresses, or other garments that will show off our legs and, in the process, our varicose veins. For others, this is a painful condition that is often marked by regular aching or stinging at and around the site of the varicose vein.

If you have varicose veins and are looking into your different treatment options, you may not have heard of microphlebectomy.
This process is also often referred to as ambulatory phlebectomy. Whatever your doctor calls it, this is a process of treating varicose veins that require a small incision in the skin at the site of the vein.

This is done under a local anesthetic and is even effective for larger varicose veins, whereas other forms of treatment often only really show results on smaller veins. What this procedure does is allow the doctor to safely and easily remove the damaged vein, segment by segment. Once the procedure is complete, the patient will need to wear a compression stocking or wrap for a number of days after the surgery. You can, however, walk immediately following the wearing off of the anesthetic.

In fact, it is actually advised that you walk or gently bike following this treatment. This will help to encourage blood flow to the area, reducing pressure on veins, and also reducing your risk of developing a blood clot or other associated issues.

In order to be eligible for this treatment, your doctor will need to perform a few tests to ensure that any underlying problem that may be contributing to the development of the varicose veins has been appropriately treated. A lot of times, varicose veins are actually a symptom of another issue that will need to be addressed in tandem with addressing the veins themselves.

If you are looking into treatment options for varicose veins, even severe or large varicose veins, you may want to consider a microphlebectomy. This is a noninvasive, outpatient way to treat your varicose veins without major surgery. Under a local anesthetic, the doctor will create a small incision and remove your damaged veins. After the procedure is over, you have mobility, but will need to wear a compression bandage or sleeve for up to a week after the procedure.

Visit or call 727-712-3233 our Vein Specialists look forward to being a part of your healing journey.

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