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 Lumiere Laser & Vein Center
Dr. Michael Jay Phillips of Lumiere Laser & Vein Center has helped patients throughout Oconomowoc, Wisconsin overcome Oconomowoc varicose veins and spider veins in a safe environment. Each patient is treated using proven equipment and medical technology to help ensure their safety and well-being throughout the treatment process. There is a wide variety of Oconomowoc varicose veins and spider veins treatment options available at this facility to help ensure that patients have ample selection when seeking treatment.
Among the Oconomowoc varicose veins treatments available at this facility are ambulatory phlebectomy, endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, laser and light therapy, microphlebectomy, radiofrequency occlusion, VNUS, varicose vein surgery and others. For more information about these and other options, patients are encouraged to seek consultation with a medical professional on staff. All medical professionals are highly trained and eager to help patients find relief from varicose veins and spider veins in a safe, comfortable environment.