Undergoing Microphlebectomy – What You Can Expect

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vein-tampa-microphlebectomyAnyone who has an upcoming surgical procedure is likely to be experiencing some anxiety. The thought of potential pain and worry about recovery can be a lot. We have found that fear can be subverted if the patient is armed with proper knowledge in regard to the procedure and what the doctor will be doing – exactly. As well as what they can expect to experience and how long of recovery time they will need to set aside to rest.

Microphlebectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove unsightly and unhealthy varicose veins. The word “phlebectomy” translated from physical speak means the removal of a vein. The world is broken down to micro (very small) phlebectomy (vein removal).

During a microphlebectomy, the Vein Specialist will make a series of small incisions, 2-3mm each through which to remove the vein using a specialized miniature crochet hook-like tool. The varicose vein is interrupted and any remaining portions of the vein clot off or close up, and you are left bulge-free.

What Can I Expect During The Procedure?

The majority of patients report little to no pain during a microphlebectomy. The only sensation you may feel is a tiny prick when the anesthetic is injected into the area. After that, it will be numb. You will not feel incisions nor will you feel the vein being removed.

A mild sedative may be given in order to promote relaxation if the patient is overly anxious.

Topical and local anesthetics are applied to the area before the procedure begins.

Once the incisions are closed, the area is wrapped in bandages or covered with compression stockings. 

You will be able to walk shortly afterward and will be allowed to leave within an hour after the procedure.

If deemed necessary, our physician will write you a prescription for pain-killers, though most patients end up only using over-the-counter strength medications. 

Normal activity levels can be resumed within just a couple of days following the procedure.

Instructions For Recovery

Please follow all the instructions given by your doctor’s office. These are the recommendations West Florida Vein and Dr. Mark Zuzga recommend.

Wear compression stockings or bandages as recommended.

When seated or laying down, try to keep legs elevated whenever possible.

Avoid hot environments like saunas and heated pools or baths.

Avoid exercise and heavy lifting for 1-2 weeks afterward.

Use prescribed medicines only as directed.

Avoid traveling by plane for up to two weeks afterward.

Take frequent walks to remain active and promote healing.

Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that is done in only a day with a short recovery period. The most important thing is getting your varicose veins taken care of. They are not just a cosmetic issue. They can lead to other potentially life-threatening health conditions as well. Please schedule your visit with Dr. Zuzga today, to discuss treatment options. www.westfloridaveincenter.com (727) 712-3233.

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