Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy, or TIPP, is a relatively new procedure developed for the permanent removal of varicose veins. The minimally invasive procedure uses light to accurately locate and target problematic veins, and then again to ensure the entire vein has been completely removed.
Prior to the transilluminated powered phlebectomy procedure, your specialist will clearly mark the veins using a special pen and a light anesthetic or sedative will be administered. Transilluminated powered phlebectomy is minimally invasive and uses two small incisions. A special cannula, or hollow tube, with a lighted tip is inserted through the first incision. The cannula helps the specialist visualize the vein to be treated, and also allows administration of a special fluid to loosen the vein and provide additional anesthesia to the treatment area. A second cannula is inserted in the second small incision. This cannula cuts the vein into smaller sections which can then be easily suctioned out of the body through the same incision.
The transilluminated powered phlebectomy procedure does not require stitches, and generally takes about a half hour to perform. Following the procedure, your specialist will provide you with compression stockings which must be worn for one or two weeks after the procedure, to aid in healing. In the days following the procedure, you may have some slight swelling, bruising or discoloration which will resolve in a few days.
Patients are encouraged to resume most regular activities immediately following the transilluminated powered phlebectomy procedure to help with circulation and healing. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise may be avoided for two weeks following the procedure.
About Center for Vein Restoration
The Center for Vein Restoration is nationally recognized as the leader in the treatment of varicose and spider veins. In fact, venous insufficiency, the cause of varicose veins and spider veins, is our sole focus – we are dedicated to relieving leg pain, treating the vascular cause of severe leg wounds, and eliminating unsightly veins, allowing our patients to look better, feel better and live better.
With 16 locations and growing, we have assembled the most qualified and experienced team of physicians, researchers and staff to serve patients across Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Western Michigan.
We are unique among vein clinics for several reasons. First, we are proud that we employ some of the highest caliber surgeons and medical teams in the profession. Second, we offer a complete array of clinical procedures for the treatment of vein disease, dealing with root causes and serious health issues, not just improving our patients’ appearance. Third, our staff researchers, while working to refine the work we do every day, are also looking to the future, researching new methods and technologies to improve the practice of vascular medicine.
Finally, we are proud to say we are the largest organization of our kind, conducting more varicose vein and spider vein procedures than any vein clinic. Why is this important? Our practice is built on experience, expertise and trust. Our patients can be assured that when they call us for a consultation they’re dealing with the most knowledgeable professionals possible who can provide them the safest, most positive experience possible.
d to say we are the largest organization of our kind, conducting more varicose vein and spider vein procedures than any vein clinic. Why is this important? Our practice is built on experience, expertise and trust. Our patients can be assured that when they call us for a consultation they’re dealing with the most knowledgeable professionals possible who can provide them the safest, most positive experience possible.