How Does Microphlebectomy Work?

If you suffer from varicose veins, you are well aware of the pain and embarrassment they can cause. In the past, surgery was the main treatment, and it had a long and uncomfortable recovery period. Today, there are several minimally-invasive treatments that have little or no recovery time. Microphlebectomy is a procedure that is performed to remove varicose veins that are too large for sclerotherapy injections or other minimally-invasive treatments.

When you have a consultation with our vein specialist, your veins may be examined to help determine which veins are functioning properly and which are not. From there, we can help you determine if microphlebectomy can work for you.

When varicose veins develop, it is because the veins are not moving the blood back to the heart and lungs at a normal rate. The small valves inside the veins may also have become weak and do not close properly to keep the blood from flowing the wrong way. When the blood does not move, it collects in the vein and causes it to stretch and bulge. It appears just under the surface of your skin as a raised, bluish rope.

If microphlebectomy is recommended for your vein issues, it will be performed in the comfort of our office. During the procedure, our specialist will use a special tool to grab the affected vein and pull it out of tiny openings. You will be able to walk after the procedure. We may ask you to wear compression stockings for a set amount of time after the procedure. This helps the blood to flow through healthy veins.

Also called an ambulatory phlebectomy, this procedure will permanently remove your superficial varicose veins. They will not return, but other veins may become damaged if you do not address the reason why you developed varicose veins in the first place. The main reasons are:

  • Heredity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Long periods of continuous sitting or standing
  • Pregnancy

Our specialist may help you change any lifestyle habits that contribute to the development of varicose veins.

There is no reason to avoid treatment for varicose veins. With different minimally-invasive treatments available at Smith Vein Institute, you can have beach-ready legs again. Contact us today to schedule a microphlebectomy consultation at our office in Concord Township or Middlefield!

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