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Many options exist for correcting painful varicose veins, but some are not as effective if the problematic veins are particularly large. A microphlebectomy, however, is an excellent procedure for eliminating these dark, unsightly bulges.
A doctor performs a microphlebectomy on an outpatient basis, and it usually takes under an hour. The process involves mapping the problematic veins through ultrasound imaging, numbing the surrounding tissue, and making small vertical incisions from which sections of the problem vein may be removed. Because these incisions are so small, stitches are not necessary and bleeding is very limited. Any scarring from these cuts is barley visible once healing is completed.
Once the microphlebectomy has been performed, the surgical area is covered with a sterile dressing and compression stockings are applied.
These are used for up to two weeks to apply continued support to the area, resulting in less bruising. Because the procedure is less-invasive than traditional varicose vein surgery, most patients can resume their daily activities the day after a microphlebectomy has been performed. A microphlebectomy may be covered by medical insurance if the procedure is deemed medically necessary. Most of these procedures are performed by a certified specialist or phlebotomist, and you can schedule a consultation with this provider before the surgery.
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About California Vein Specialists
California Vein Specialists is dedicated to providing state of the art, ethical, and cosmetically appealing non-surgical solutions for the treatment of unsightly and painful varicose and spider veins of the legs, face, hands, and body.
Vein-stripping surgery used to be the industry standard for venous disease and varicose veins. Vein stripping today is fraught with problems; it’s invasive, usually requires hospitalization and general anesthesia, a higher risk for DVT, and has long recovery period. It is also associated with about a 30% - 40% risk of revascularization. Over the last decade endovenous laser ablation of the saphenous veins has become the gold standard for treatment venous disease.Procedures are performed in my office, using either the new 1470 radial tipped laser, or Venefit which uses radiofrequency. Both of these procedures are gentle, with little or no down time, and minimal discomfort. The procedure is performed using only tumescent local anesthesia. Both procedures are performed in less than an hour, and most patients can resume normal activity immediately. This safe, effective treatment for varicose veins will improve the patient’s quality of life, help reduce the risk of ulceration, bleeding and DVT’s. I have helped a large number of patients that were previously hesitant to have their varicose veins treated because they were unaware of these newer technologies. I also have a successful track record for treating venous ulcers targeting terminal sources of reflux with ultrasound guided foam injections, in conjunction with meticulous wound care and compression. The healing time of chronic venous ulcers is greatly reduced.
Endovenous laser technology has evolved over the last several years. I have been performing these procedures since they were considered experimental in 2000 and have successfully done over 4000 ablations. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, a Physician Proctor for the American College of Phlebology, and a member of the American Venous Forum. I have instructed many local and out of state physicians on the procedure technique, therefore, I have kept up with the latest innovations in laser and radiofrequency technology, offering the highest success rate both medically and cosmetically, the lowest risks of post-surgical complications, less discomfort, and an extremely short recovery time. There is no comparison to the vein-stripping surgeries of the past.
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