Microphlebectomy in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania (PA)

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 Advanced Vein Center

Advanced Vein Center is a full service, state-of-the-art medical and laser facility offering advanced, out-patient treatment services for all types of varicose veins, leg spider veins and facial veins. Using conventional sclerotherapy, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, microsurgery and laser, Advanced Vein Center offers the most modern techniques available in the United States today for vascular treatment. Our practice relies heavily on sclerotherapy because it is safe, virtually painless, inexpensive and effective, and patients return to normal activities right away. Relief of heaviness and other symptoms is almost immediate and people delight in what is achieved in a few short outpatient clinic visits.

No convalescence is required as veins disappear while patients go about their usual activities.


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