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 VeinSolutions - Columbus
VeinSolutions, a Worthington varicose veins treatment clinic in Ohio, offers patients of the Worthington, Ohio area freedom from unsightly and uncomfortable vein disorders which can occur for a number of reasons. Patients who often stand or sit for prolonged periods, do not exercise regularly, are pregnant, or are overweight may be at a greater risk of developing vascular disorders. Additionally, genetics play a role in the body's vascular health.
At VeinSolutions Blair Vermilion, M.D., F.A.C.S. and William L. Smead M.D., F.A.C.S., two Worthington varicose veins treatment specialists, offer their care and concern to patients within Ohio who are seeking to remove vascular disorder with minimal invasion. Laser treatments such as endovenous laser ablation assist with the removal of problem veins as well as sclerotherapy in its many forms, an injection-based treatment. Due to modern medical care, patients often endure little discomfort, shorter treatments, and faster recoveries than ever before.