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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 Advanced Medical Imaging Diamond Hill
Welcome to the AMI Vein Center!
Maintaining healthy veins has important benefits, both aesthetically and medically. Whether you are simply trying to restore the attractive appearance of healthy legs, or have more serious medical concerns related to vein disease, the experienced staff at AMI Vein Center is ready to help.
Our practice is dedicated to consistent service and comprehensive care. We recognize that varicose veins are, by nature, a chronic condition requiring ongoing treatment over time. Furthermore, we appreciate that every patient is unique. Rather than promising a quick fix, we prefer to build an enduring relationship with each patient, ensuring optimum results – both medically and aesthetically – over the long term.
On this site, you’ll find a wealth of information about vein disease and its treatments, as well as before-and-after photos. To learn more, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you to determine the best course of treatment to meet your needs.
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