Microphlebectomy: Deceptively Simple

IF YOU ARE NEEDING SOME MAJOR HELP FOR YOUR VARICOSE VEINS,

you may be able to resolve any problems with a simple, outpatient surgical procedure called microphlebectomy. Yes, this word does seem intimidating! However, the procedure is not, and is a very effective way to handle the discomfort associated with varicose veins.

Let’s start by simply looking at the word before we explain the basics of the procedure. Of course, “micro” means small. The rest of the word, “phlebectomy” is derived from the Greek word for excision. So, getting a microphlebectomy means that you are getting a small excision. And the actual procedure is that simple.

It may seem daunting to think about a doctor removing parts of your veins, but the incision itself is usually a quarter inch or less in length, and is often so non-invasive all you need to recover is a bandage, no stitches necessary. The fact that you are having a vein removed could be slightly worrisome, but there’s no need to fret. Varicose veins are often so inconsequential that whatever blood was flowing through them will simply divert itself to a larger vein deeper under the skin.

Microphlebectomy is a safe and uncomplicated out-patient procedure, and the result will be an end to discomfort and the beginning of beautiful looking skin. Contact us at the Alabama Vein Center today, and see if the procedure is right for you.

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