Ambulatory microphlebectomy is a procedure for treating surface varicose veins. Oftentimes, this procedure is performed after a patient has received venous closure procedures to treat the larger feeder veins of the leg (great saphenous veins and small saphenous veins). Among these patients, few may have persistent surface varicose veins. These patients will be the ideal candidate for this procedure.
How is the procedure performed?
Before the procedure, the bulging surface veins are outlined with a skin marker. Local anesthetic is then injected to numb any potential discomfort stain. Tiny pin point pinholes are made over the area of varicose veins and special tiny instruments are used to remove these veins. The small puncture wounds do not require stitches and leaves no visible scars or blemishes.
What to expect after the procedure
Ambulatory Microphlebectomy is an outpatient treatment and only requires peel anesthetic. You may return to work and normal light activity the next day. Immediately after the procedure, you may experience minimal discomfort or, light bruising/ or swelling that usually resolve within a few days. Many Vein Houston patients that have had Microphlebectomy experience immediate relief from symptoms.