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 Boulder Vein Center
Boulder Vein Center is a fully-equipped facility in Boulder, Colorado that has helped many patients in the community and surrounding areas find relief from Boulder varicose veins and spider veins. Patients who are treated at this facility receive their treatment in a friendly environment using only proven equipment and materials to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the treatment process. A variety of Boulder varicose veins and spider veins treatments are available to ensure that patients have ample selection when seeking relief from these venous conditions.
Some of the Boulder varicose veins and spider veins treatments available at this facility are compression stockings, endovenous laser ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, foam sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, VNUS, venous reflux exams, and more. To learn more about these procedures and others available, patients are encouraged to speak with a trained professional on staff at this facility. All vein specialists on staff are highly trained and eager to help patients reach their goals.