While the name may sound complex and intimidating, microphlebectomy is an outpatient office procedure for the removal of a large varicose vein through a small incision in the leg. It is a safe and effective method for improving the look and feel of the leg.
The results, from both a cosmetic and pain point of view, are almost immediate. Unlike the old-fashioned vein stripping that was done in the past, microphlebectomy is a simple, pain-free way to rid the leg of unwanted varicose veins.
Are There Risks With Microphlebectomy?
There are very few risks associated with microphlebectomy, providing that careful and sterile measures are used throughout. Infection must be avoided and this can be achieved through use of sterile technique that we always employ throughout our 7 offices at the Vein Institute of New Jersey. Standard operating room protocols are used to ensure that infection remains a rare complication of microphlebectomy.
Microphlebectomy is performed with local anesthesia, thereby eliminating any anesthetic risks to you, the patient. Local anesthesia keeps the procedure simple and safe, while also keeping you pain-free. It works in a similar manner to the Novocaine that's used in the dentist's office during dental procedures. It keeps the discomfort level to the minimum yet allows for the safe removal of the vein.
Vein Procedure Aftercare
Your leg will be comfortably wrapped in a supportive ace bandage for 24-48 hours to assure the best possible cosmetic results. Some patients like to wear a compression stocking or continue with the ace bandage for several more days as they like the support they feel from the bandage.
Since this is an elective (non-emergency) procedure, we know our patients want to be sure that it is as risk free as possible. Choosing the correct physician is a step in the right direction. At the Vein Institute of New Jersey, our vein treatment specialists perform microphlebectomies on a regular basis and have a sound understanding of the vascular anatomy and physiology of the vessels of the leg.
To sum up, microphlebectomy is a safe and effective treatment for varicose veins as long as it is performed by proficient and experienced varicose vein medical professionals. At the Vein Institute of New Jersey, we safely perform this procedure in an outpatient, office setting with local anesthesia. Most importantly, our doctors provide rapid results that you will realize immediately.
To find out if microphlebectomy is right for you, schedule an appointment with one of our vein treatment specialists today!