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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 Vein Specialists of the Carolinas
Vein Specialists of the Carolinas
Varicose Vein Treatment Has Never Been Easier
Welcome to our practice and thank you for visiting Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, our comprehensive vein treatment center. We are committed to providing our patients with state of the art treatment for varicose veins, venous insufficiency and venous ulcers in a comfortable and friendly environment.
Please plan to spend about an hour and half with us for your first visit. It is our goal to conduct a comprehensive review of your leg vein problem in order to determine the proper vein treatment for you at this initial consultation. To accomplish this we perform a complete venous leg ultrasound, we measure your legs for accurate fitting of compression garments, and take detailed digital images of your legs. Dr. Draughn reviews the results of the ultrasound with you and constructs a detailed treatment plan at this initial visit.
It is our desire for you leave our office with a full understanding of your vein treatment options with all questions answered, with a properly fitted pair of compression garments if needed, and with a thorough understanding of the benefits and risks of any procedures that may be recommended.
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