Microphlebectomy in Boulder, Colorado (CO)

Many options exist for correcting painful varicose veins, but some are not as effective if the problem 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 problem veins through 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 used, and bleeding is very limited. Any scarring from these cuts is so tiny that it is difficult to see 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, which results in less bruising. Because the procedure is less-invasive than traditional varicose vein surgery, most patients can return 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. Call today to see if this procedure could solve your varicose vein problems.


About Mountain View Dermatology Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Center

Mountain View Dermatology Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Center is a multidisciplinary practice established in Boulder by Dr. Richard Levine in 1998. Since our inception, Dr. Levine has had a keen interest in diagnosing and treating vein disorders while offering the latest state of the art technologies. Our highly integrated team is ready to address any and all of your concerns regarding vein treatment. At your initial visit to our vein clinic, a detailed historical and physical exam will be performed followed by a duplex ultrasound. Thereafter a unique treatment program is formulated to meet your individual needs.

We accept most medical insurance including Medicare. Most insurance companies cover treatments for varicose veins. Contact us today to find out about the various vein treatments available.


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